Bhaichung Bhutia believes that Bengaluru FC’s break from ISL to play the AFC Cup will work in the team’s favour as they will get an opportunity to gel well as a unit. Bhutia has also hailed Jeje Lalpekhlua's 18-yard box prowess, which he feels worked as a major difference for Chennaiyin FC.
One of the most established and successful clubs in the country, Bengaluru FC have been a two-time I-League winner and won the Federation Cup twice as well. The Bengaluru-based franchise
When the team successfully managed to enter the ISL, they were promised that they would be allowed to participate in the AFC Cup and now, will travel to Bhutan to take on Transport United FC on January 30. And the former India skipper Bhutia believes that the club, who, with 18 points,
"Bengaluru have been the most organised team, and with the experience of playing in the inter-zonal AFC Cup final, they look confident and hungry. They will break away a bit to play in the AFC Cup qualifiers, a move which I feel will enable them to gel more as a unit. However, with so much of
"To me, three teams — Chennaiyin, Goa
"It's heartening to see Jeje Lelpekhlua lead the charts for Chennaiyin with six goals so far. His lethal prowess in the 18-yard box has made a difference, especially with the midfield keeping the supply line