The South Indian derby is one of the biggest games in the history of the Indian Super League, much like the Manchester derby featuring United and City. The two Indian football sides clash swords once again in ISL 2016 on Saturday at the JLN Stadium in Kochi. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MATCH HERE.
The first leg encounter turned out to be a drab affair resulting in a goalless draw. With the mega plans the Kerala Blasters fans have in place, the match on Saturday has already been turned an unmissable one, be it on TV or wherever you are catching the game online.
If you are lucky enough to catch it up live from the stadium, you are a part of a momentous occasions.
While the build up gets well, let us focus on the match now and look at how it could transpire. At the moment, the defending champions Chennaiyin FC have a massive task to make it to the top four at the end of the league stages. They are currently seventh with ten points from eight games. Kerala Blasters, meanwhile, are fifth with 12 points from nine matches.
It could be the first time in three seasons that Chennaiyin FC don't make it to the knockouts if they don't improve on their current performances. "Last season we were last [around this stage of the league] and this season we are second to last [so there is still plenty of hope]," Materazzi preferred remaining positive.
The home side, meanwhile, know that a win in the evening will take them to the second or the third position in the league. "From our point of view, we want to win and sometimes your observations are that we are not attacking much but I think we try to attack as much as we can," Kerala Blasters coach Steve Coppell told reporters.
"The players available, do have an attacking mentality and I have always said we are disciplined defensively but we don't concentrate only on defence, like I have said, we do like to attack and go forward," he added.
With the players and the coaches charged, all eyes are on their eighth meeting in the Indian Super League. And before we forget, this match also pits two legends of Indian cricket -- Sachin Tendulkar (Kerala Blasters) against MS Dhoni (Chennaiyin FC).
Head to head record
Kerala Blasters 1-4 Chennaiyin FC; two games drawn
Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm IST (2.30 pm BST) on November 12.
Where to watch live
India: TV - Star Sports 1/HD1, Star Sports 2/HD2, Star Sports 3/HD3
Star Gold, Star Utsav (Hindi)
Jalsha Movies (Bengali)
Asianet Movies (Malayalam)
Asianet Suvarna Plus (Kannada)
Live streaming - Hotstar.
Europe: TV - Star Gold
Australia, USA: TV - Fox Sports
Canada: TV - CBN, ATN Bangla
Bangladesh: TV - Channel 9
South-East Asia: TV - Eurosport
Live score - Twitter