The fixture saw the visitors outclass the hosts in terms of individual and collective performances.
The latest Indian Super League clash saw Chennaiyin FC run away with all three points against a dejected Hyderabad FC by a scoreline of 3-1, away from home. Two goals from Nerijus Valskis and one from Rafael Crivellaro were enough to secure the victory for Owen Coyle’s men.
Marcelinho scored a consolation goal in the later stages of the game, but the overall performance from Phil Brown’s side perfectly summarized their campaign, as they slumped to a ninth defeat of the term.
While the Indian contingent from the visitors impressed, the domestic players from the home camp heavily disappointed the supporters.
Here are the player ratings from Hyderabad FC vs Chennaiyin FC:
Kamaljit Singh- 4.5
Kamaljit Singh was not helped by a faltering defensive unit and ended up conceding three goals, where he could not have done much. A disappointing night for the custodian between the sticks.
Gurtej Singh- 5.0
Gurtej Singh executed his defensive duties well most of the times, but was suspect in his distribution. His positioning on the instances where the team conceded the goals was also not impressive.
Ashish Rai- 4.0
Made a blunder in the first half by gifting the ball to the opposition which led to the opening goal. Also failed to stop Valskis from turning and shooting which resulted in the second goal. Overall, Ashish Rai had a night to forget and his attacking output was also lacking.
Adil Khan – 5.5
Adil Khan’s performance is exactly what one gets when a defender plays in midfield. Heavy touches and basic non-risk passes were on display by the Indian national team player and his sole positives came during aerial duels, where he won the contests.
Rohit Kumar- 6.0
Rohit Kumar was one of the few shining stars amongst the Indian players in the Hyderabad lineup. He was heavily involved in both attacking and defensive fronts and performed his duties well. However, his attacking input could be improved upon.
Nikhil Poojary – 6
Nikhil Poojary was decent as a full-back and is slowly establishing himself in this role. He used his pace and intelligence to cover spaces in the channels and also made a crucial goal-line clearance to prevent a fourth goal.
Mohammed Yasir- 5.5
Mohammad Yasir provided some fresh legs on the left wing, but did not have much impact after coming on off the bench.
Laldanmawia Ralte- 5.0
Same could be said about Laldanmawia Ralte, who stepped onto the field when his team were fighting a lost cause. He could not do much apart from chasing through balls.
Vishal Kaith – 5.5
Vishal Kaith was not troubled by a lacklustre Hyderabad outfit and saved two shots out of the three he faced. However, the custodian could not prevent Marcelinho from scoring after a terrible defensive blunder from Eli Sabia and saw another clean sheet slip away.
Jerry Lalrinzuala – 6.5
Jerry Lalrinzuala hardly took a step wrong in the game. The 21-year-old was sharp with his touches and caused a lot of problems in the attacking. He also performed his defensive duties amicably.
Germanpreet Singh- 6.0
Germanpreet Singh’s performance on the night was quite characteristic of his usual display. He was industrious and did well to tackle and recover the ball – putting a lot of pressure on the creative forces of the opposition in the process.
Anirudh Thapa- 6.0
Anirudh Thapa played his role to perfection. Did not allow much room to the opposition attackers and acted as a pivot between the defence and attack in counter-attacking opportunities. A sensible overall display from the young midfielder.
Edwin Vanspaul- 6.5
Edwin Vanspaul was up against the biggest threat in Marcelinho, but did not back down from the challenge, The full-back has been a consistent performer for CFC and oozed confidence when in possession. He is making a serious case for a national call-up.
Lallianzuala Chhangte- 5.5
Lallianzuala Chhangte delivered yet another performance where he got into good positions on the wing and exploited the gaps brilliantly.
But, his final delivery again let him down, which is becoming a bad habit for the winger, who needs to pull up his socks and start delivering to impress his tacticians at both club and international level.
Rahim Ali- 5.5
Rahim Ali spent only 15 minutes on the pitch and had only five touches of the ball, which was not enough to make any meaningful impact on the proceedings.