It is now or never for the Kerala Blasters, who begin life without Peter Taylor with a South Indian Derby against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League on Saturday.
The Blasters have made a poor start to their ISL 2015 campaign, losing four matches on the trot, which eventually led to Taylor leaving the club.
Having reached the final of the ISL last season, much was expected from the Sachin Tendulkar-owned team this season, and after making a stellar start with a 3-1 in against NorthEast United, it all started to go pear-shaped, with Taylor's decision to stick with three centre-backs, not working.
Trevor Morgan, who was the assistant to Taylor, and David James last season, has been given the caretaker role, and the manager did promise a few changes to his team's thinking ahead of this crucial match against Chennaiyin.
Defence and stopping the opponents from scoring goal after goal will be key if the Kerala Blasters are to roar back into contention in ISL 2015.
"I think we're scoring goals, we only scored nine goals last season but that's not the case now," Morgan, whose side haven't exactly set the world on fire in terms of goals, either, said. "I think we're been giving cheap goals and I feel that's the reason behind the present slump."
While the defence obviously needs to improve, the attacking also must get better for the Kerala Blasters, because you feel Chennaiyin will, most likely, score a goal or two.
Marco Materazzi's men are outstanding going forward, with Elano and Stiven Mendoza having brilliant seasons, and the team will be keen to take revenge for their dramatic semifinal loss last campaign.
"Well, tactically we always play for a win, be it home or away," Chennaiyin assistant manager Vivek Nagul said. "Sometimes playing on the attack leads to conceding goals, and sometimes the decision did not go our way.
"We've been strong in our attacking moves and we'll continue doing that.
"Kerala are a good team with good players and we are ready for the match. They've got good support and spectators, we've prepared ourselves like we do with any away game and we're expecting a fresh match."
Chennaiyin have been up and down this season, losing three and winning the others, and Materazzi's side have also been pegged back for their discipline, with their midfielder Harmanjot Khabra copping a big suspension for his red card against NorthEast United.
The key for Chennaiyin will be finding their attacking mojo early, and then keeping their wits until the final whistle.
Live Streaming and TV information
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Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC is scheduled for a 7 pm IST (2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET) start. Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD3,Star Utsav, Star Gold (both Hindi), Asianet Movies (Malayalam), Jaya Max (Tamil),Suvarna TV (Kannada) and Jalsha Movies (Bengali) will all show the ISL 2015 match live in India. The ISL 2015 action can also be watched via live streaming online in India, and over a 100 other countries, on Starsports.com and Hotstar (note, there will be a slight delay).
Viewers in the UK, South East Asia, including Singapore and Hong Kong, can watch Kerala vs Chennai live on Star Gold, while audience in Canada can watch the Indian Super League 2015 game live on CBN and ATN.
Eurosport will show the Indian Super League match live in Europe and South East Asia, while the Kerala Blasters FC vs Chennaiyin FC match can also be live streamed on Eurosport Player. Viewers in Sub Saharan Africa can watch the ISL 2015 game live on SuperSport and Zuku.
Middle East and North Africa viewers will be able to catch the Indian Super League game live on OSN, with the live streaming option on OSN Play.