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Predicting Kaizer Chiefs' XI to face Marumo Gallants

09:12 GMT+3 03/05/2022
Khama Billiat, Happy Mashiane, Keegan Dolly and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo Kaizer Chiefs
Amakhosi host their visitors from Limpopo Province on the backdrop of a difficult run of form

Kaizer Chiefs will be bidding to end a five-match winless run in the Premier Soccer League when they welcome Marumo Gallants at FNB Stadium on Tuesday.

That bad patch of form has been a huge blow to the Soweto giants' bid to end the season in the top-two.

That places pressure on them to collect maximum points against Gallants who are buoyant after reaching the Nedbank Cup final for the second season running.

GOAL predicts how Chiefs co-caretaker coaches Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard could select their starting line-up.

  • Brandon Petersen, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    GOALKEEPER - Brandon Petersen

    The Amakhosi goalkeeper has endured a tough time in the last four games in which he has conceded six goals.

    He will be hoping to keep a clean sheet and inspire Chiefs with some game-saving interventions.

  • Njabulo Blom kaizer Chiefs

    RIGHT-BACK - Njabulo Blom

    Having been converted into a right-back this season, Blom returned to that role against Cape Town City last weekend after the Chiefs coaches tried him in midfield against Arrows.

    He has thrived playing on the right side of defense and his future could be in that position, rather than central midfield.

  • Reeve Frosler, Kaizer Chiefs, April 2022

    LEFT-BACK - Reeve Frosler

    The utility player was deployed as a right-back the last time out Chiefs faced Gallants in September 2021.

    But Frosler has played as a left-back in most games this season and has performed commendably well.

  • Austin Dube, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    CENTRE-BACK - Austin Dube

    The central defence position has become problematic in recent games with players committing costly errors.

    Against Arrows, it was Njabulo Ngcobo whose blunder allowed Abafana Bes'thende to come back.

    Then against Cape Town City, it was Daniel Cardoso whose mistake gave the visitors their opening goal and Chiefs coaches could try out Dube to partner Ngezana.

  • Bienvenu Eva Nga, Chippa United & Siyabonga Ngezana, Kaizer Chiefs, March 2022

    CENTRE-BACK - Siyabonga Ngezana

    Ngezana has been reasonably solid at the back for Chiefs and has proved to be consistent in his performances.

    One defender they can rely on to stop conceding like they have done in the past four games when they have shipped in six goals.

  • Cole Alexander, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Cole Alexander

    The midfielder's experience is needed to shield the defence and help Chiefs avoid conceding again.

    Earlier in the season, he formed a good midfield partnership playing alongside Phathutshedzo Nange in the middle of the park.

  • Bernard Parker, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Bernard Parker

    On his day, the experienced linkman can change the complexion of the game at any time but can also disappoint.

    With Chiefs under pressure to end their winless run, there are high expectations on senior players to lead by example and that would be Parker's responsibility on Tuesday.

  • Khama Billiat, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2021

    RIGHT MIDFIELDER - Khama Billiat

    The Zimbabwean attacker has scored six goals and made eight assists in the league this season.

    He is another experienced player expected to stabilise Chiefs' attack during this difficult time the club is facing.

  • Keagan Dolly, Kaizer Chiefs, October 2021

    LEFT MIDFIELDER - Keagan Dolly

    Dolly is Chiefs' highest scorer in the league this season with seven goals and is a player who can hurt any opposition.

    He also has four assists in this campaign and a combination with Billiat could make life hard for Gallants.

  • Happy Mashiane, Kaizer Chiefs, November 2021

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Happy Mashiane

    The midfielder has recovered from flu and is likely to start as Zwane has talked about giving chances to younger players.

    Mashiane has already started under the caretaker coaches when he was in the line-up against Stellenbosch.

  • Leonardo Castro, Kaizer Chiefs, December 2021

    CENTRE-FORWARD - Leonardo Castro

    The 'CBD' combination between Castro, Billiat and Dolly showed some flashes it could be getting back to the threat of old. But it still needs some fine-tuning to make that partnership deadly again.

    Castro should be the main man of that combination but really needs to add to his goal tally.