Hero ISL 2021-22 Round 4: Team of the Week
The Round 4 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season was packed with intense battles where teams had to give it their all for hard-fought wins. Needless to say, this round too lived up to its expectations, giving the fans delightful entertainment.
Replicating the last round, Round 4 too began with a draw as Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal couldn’t decide a winner amongst themselves while NorthEast United FC registered their first win of the season against FC Goa.
Mumbai City FC continued with their winning ways after a 3-1 victory against Bengaluru FC. However, Kerala Blasters shook everyone after putting an end to Odisha FC’s winning run of two games by defeating them 2-1, registering their first win of the season.
Round 4 was concluded by Jamshedpur FC who bested ATK Mohun Bagan in a 2-1 win, continuing their unbeaten run.
At the end of the fourth round of the matches, here is the Hero ISL Team of the Week consisting of the best performers.
Suvam Sen (SC East Bengal) - 7.96
The shot stopper who came in as a replacement for the injured Arindam Bhattarcharja had a 100% save record against Chennaiyin FC. Sen faced 4 shots on goals and saved all four, helping SC East Bengal to keep their first-ever clean sheet in the new season.
Mourtada Fall (Mumbai City FC) - 8.27
The Mumbai City FC skipper displayed another terrific performance against Bengaluru FC and scored his second goal of the season while also providing an assist in the game. One of the most consistent players of this season, Fall is the only player to retain his position in the Team of the Week.
Tomislav Mrcela (SC East Bengal) - 7.32
Mrcela was the backbone of the SC East Bengal defence. The 31-year-old centre-back made eight clearances and blocked four shots alongside having an astonishing passing accuracy of 92%.
Reagan Singh (Chennaiyin FC) - 7.66
The left-back made four clearances, two successful tackles, blocked a shot as well as created a chance, helping his team to keep their second clean sheet of the season.
Pritam Kotal (ATK Mohun Bagan) - 7.41
The defender came to the Mariners rescue with a goal but it was too little too late for them to secure a draw at the least. However, Kotal made three successful tackles, three clearances, and two successful interceptions for his side.
Alberto Noguera (FC Goa) - 8.38
The Spanish midfielder was influential for his side, providing an assist for the equaliser against NorthEast United FC alongside creating five chances for his team.
Adrian Luna (Kerala Blasters FC) - 7.99
Luna was tremendous all over the pitch, directing the gameplay by providing two assists, helping his team to secure their first win of the season. The midfielder also picked up the Hero of the Match award for his heroics on the pitch.
Alexander Jesuraj (FC Goa) - 7.88
Jesuraj came to the rescue for his side by scoring a quick equaliser in the 13th minute. The midfielder also created three chances in the game.
Alvaro Vazquez (Kerala Blasters FC) - 8.11
The striker was on target for his team as he netted the first goal in the game, helping his side to secure their first three points of the season. Vazquez took three shots, all of which were on target.
Jorge Ortiz (FC Goa) - 8.52
Ortiz was at his best as he took the most shots (6) in the match and also created three chances in the match but unfortunately none of it led to goals.
Cleiton Silva (Bengaluru FC) - 7.93
The right-winger delivered when it mattered the most by scoring an equaliser in the 20th minute for his side.