A confident Mohun Bagan take on a resilient Patha Chakra in their third match of the Calcutta Football League (CFL) on Monday evening at the Mohun Bagan ground.
The Mariners, who have started their campaign on a high time by scoring 6 goals in their first two matches, will be hoping to continue their fine run of form against the minnows and maintain the pressure on league leaders and arch-rivals East Bengal.
In a league which is dominated by the two giants of the city, it is important to avoid loss of points at the early stages of the tournament. Thus it is important for Shankarlal Chakraborty's men to remain cautious and focused and continue playing their natural game in order to go past the Patha Chakra hurdle.
Minnows Patha Chakra showed they are a force to reckon this time with a convincing performance against Mohammedan Sporting in their opening match. They had outclassed Mohammedan 4-2. Known to produce quality youngsters, the team made a statement that they have come prepared and may prove to be giant killers this season.
The Green and Maroons have had a smooth run so far in the league. They scored 3 goals in each of their matches but most notably, all the six goals came in the second half of the games. After dull first halves, Bagan have changed gears and bulldozed their opponents to pick up wins.
They do not have major injury scares in their squad so far. Ivory Coast striker Bayi Kamo's improvement is something to cheer for Mohun Bagan. After a forgettable debut in the first match of the tournament, the former Aizawl FC striker showed his class in the second match and found himself among the goals.
Key Player: Stephane Bayi Kamo