Kasımpaşa v Rizespor: Expected Line-ups – On-loan Chelsea defender expected to start 6th consecutive game

Kenneth Omeruo
Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (L) and Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo play the ball during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Kasımpaşa take on Rizespor at home knowing that a win would take them into second place. The away side will however, also move into second with a victory so both teams have everything to play for.

The Istanbul minnows have gained a reputation as having the meanest defence in the league. Kasımpaşa have conceded just two goals this season – the best defensive record in the country.

The Istanbul based side have also kept a respectable three clean sheets already. On-loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo and his partner in crime Titi deserve a lot of the praise in walling off the Kasımpaşa goal from invading teams.


Omeruo is one of two Chelsea players on loan in the Super League – the other being Maro Marin at Trabzonspor.

Kasımpaşa v Rizespor

Stadium: Recep Tayyıp Erdoğan

Kick-Off: 19:00 (Local time)

Kasımpaşa: Isaksson, Titi, Omeruo, Abdullah, Erhan Kartal, Donk, Castro, Aydın, Scarione, Del Valle, Eren

Manager: Rıza Çalımbay

Rizespor: Itanje, Eren, Oboabona, Viera, Orhan, Ahmet, Koray, Robin, Sercan, Deniz, Kweuke

Manager: Hikmet Karaman

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