SWOT Analysis: Chennaiyin FC

As Chennai and ATK clash for the top spot of the ISL we bring an analysis of the Chenniayin team .

Fans have shown complete support to Chennaiyin FC. The #PoduMachiGoalu has become a twitter sensation. From Elano Blumer’s freekick goals to Balwant Singh’s pace, Chennaiyin FC have turned on the style in this inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League. Sports Rediscovered brings to you the SWOT analysis of Chennaiyin FC. Vanakkam Chennai!


Elano Blumer (second from left) celebrates with teammates after scoring the equaliser (photo courtesy: ISL official site)


The Chennaiyin FC squad is packed with quality. Marquee player Elano Blumer’s hunger for goals and vision for passes makes him one of the most complete midfielders of the ISL. Balwant Singh’s speed and movements on the ball and off the ball trouble opposition defenders. At the back Bernard Mendy and Materazzi make sure that the defense is robust. The Chennaiyin FC has a good all round team. A balance of young and old players should work in their favor. Defender and Manager Marco Materazzi’s tactics have proven to be good for the team so far.


Chennaiyin FC is one of the teams in ISL that are solid in defence. However, finishing has been way lower than par. 27 of their 64 shots have been off target so far. Materazzi will also have to discipline his boys who have committed 66 fouls and received an unbelievable nine Yellow Cards and one Red Card. All this in just the first five matches!


Chennaiyin FC is co-owned by superstar Abhishek Bachchan , Captain Cool MS Dhoni and businesswoman Vita Dani. That leaves them with no shortage of fan following. With sizable support from the locals over the long term, Chennaiyin FC should benefit from as well as contribute to the local talent pool.


Chennaiyin FC has performed well in the opening phase of the ISL. They will need to ensure that they do not let complacency set in but with the maturity shown by their Serbian captain and Materazzi it is unlikely that this group will get distracted. So the only problem they may have is one of plenty.

With many quality players in the squad, Materazzi’s will have a difficult job in giving all of them the equal time on field.

Chennaiyin FC Scorecard So Far

Chennaiyin FC has one of the best scorecards so far in the ISL with only one defeat, one draw and three victories.

Match 4: FC Goa 1-2 Chennaiyin FC
Match 9: Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC
Match 12: Delhi Dynamos FC 4-1 Chennaiyin FC
Match 15: Chennaiyin FC 5-1 Mumbai City FC
Match 21: Chennaiyin FC 1-1 Atletico De Kolkata
Match 25: Chennaiyin FC 2-2 NorthEast United FC 

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