Chennaiyin FC host Mumbai City FC in Hero ISL on Saturday
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Chennaiyin FC host Mumbai City FC in Hero ISL on Saturday

Chennai, Nov 2: Chennaiyin FC are enduring their worst run of form and coach John Gregory would hope that his side can finally register three points on Saturday in Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2018 when they host Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Chennai.

With a point to show for their efforts from five games, the onus is on the home side to ensure that they put in a strong performance in order to get their campaign up and running.

Assistant coach Sabir Pasha, stepping in for Gregory who has been unwell for some time, warned critics against writing his team off, citing their title-winning campaign in 2015 when the Marina Machans were bottom of the table before mounting a strong run to reach the play-offs under Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi.

“We want to repeat our feats from last season but unfortunately it is not happening so far. During Marco’s season (2015) we were bottom and then changed our season around and won the title. You cannot write us off. (UNI)