Tarif Akhand, the Chennai City defender, has played in the majority of the team's I-League games in 2020/2021, making nine appearances overall and accumulating 726 minutes of playing time. He has started in all nine of these appearances across their 14 fixtures. Akhand last appeared in a league game on March 11, playing 45 minutes for Chennai City versus Indian Arrows in a 5-0 win. He has been shown one red card - tied for the most in the competition. Akhand linked up with Chennai City in January 2021 from Hyderabad, for whom he made one league appearance in total.