featurefootball9 days ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from FC Goa’s comprehensive 3-1 win over Chennaiyin FC

FC Goa returned to winning ways against Chennaiyin FC after a frustrating draw last week as the defending champions slumped to their second defeat of the season. While Goa were better of the two sides, both teams had players who excelled and also those who could have done much better on the day.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball10 days ago

ISL 2019 | Studs and Duds from Mumbai FC’s entertaining draw against Kerala Blasters

Though Mumbai returned from Kochi with a valuable point in what looked like a lost cause, their fans know well that they have to improve a lot if they are to compete for the title. Here are the studs and duds from the 1-1 draw, which could indicate what to expect from whom in the next few months.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball13 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad analysis of Pune City FC for season five

Pune was the last team to qualify for the play-offs in the previous edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) before they were hammered by Bengaluru in the semi-finals. They have now appointed Miguel Angel Portugal as their new coach and are ready to go a couple of steps further this time around.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootball14 days ago

ISL Tactical Analysis | NorthEast negates Goa's high press to keep them at bay

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Guwahati saw a spectacle on Monday as their home side took on the prolific FC Goa team from last season, which ended up being a tactical showoff between two beautiful footballing minds. However, it was debuting ISL manager Eelco Schattorie, who has won the first round.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball14 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad analysis for Jamshedpur FC for season 5

After failing to make it to the top four in their first appearance in the ISL, the team from Jamshedpur will try to turn their fortunes this time around. They have a new head coach in Cesar Ferrando who replaced Steve Coppell as the latter chose ATK for the fifth season of the league.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootball14 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad Analysis of Mumbai City for season 5

Mumbai City FC had one of those forgettable seasons in ISL 2018, where their erratic form did not pose them as a threat to others and neither could they be taken lightly. They finished seventh and parted ways with Alexandre Guimaraes and consequently went for a huge revamp for this season.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball15 days ago

ISL Tactical Analysis | Tactical sagacity helps Bengaluru outwit Chennai at home for first time

Bengaluru FC played out an entertaining match against Chennaiyin FC on Sunday that had everything to offer – tactical shrewdness, a stunning goal, fast paced counters, and a deserving result. However, in doing so, both teams revealed too much for others to exploit them in the upcoming months.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball15 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad analysis of NorthEast United FC for Season 5

After missing the playoffs on every occasion in the four-year history of the ISL, NorthEast United FC will be hoping for a change in fortunes in the fifth edition of the league. Dutchman Eelco Schattorie has now been handed charge of the side as the new coach for the 2018-19 edition.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootball16 days ago

ISL Tactical Analysis | Steve Coppell's selection fiasco compounded by players' naivety costs ATK game against Kerala

While ATK’s ISL start has been the worst in the last five seasons, a closer look at their tactics hints at more team selection errors in the side than individual flaws. Steve Coppell needs to iron them out and find the right combination for the squad that has all elements to win the title.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball17 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad Analysis for Kerala Blasters for Season Five

Though Kerala Blasters’ mid-table finish wasn’t very pleasing in the eyes of their ever demanding fans, a mid season managerial change didn’t leave them with too many expectations either. David James has had his share of accolades and accusations and thi is the perfect season to prove his mettle.
Subhayan Dutta