ISL 2023-24: Team of Matchweek 2
We've selected the best eleven players from Matchweek 2, with a 3-4-3 formation.
Matchweek Two of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 season showcased the intense competition among the clubs, as all fixtures were closely contested. Only one draw was recorded out of the six games, and five teams secured wins with just a one-goal margin. NorthEast United FC's 3-0 victory over Chennaiyin FC, was also difficult than what the scoreline suggests and all matches were a testament to the competitiveness of the league.
While some players continued their impressive performances from the previous Matchweek, others rose to the occasion and made a significant impact for their respective teams. With the upcoming Matchweek set for Wednesday, we've selected the best eleven players from Matchweek Two, with a 3-4-3 formation.
Sachin Suresh (Kerala Blasters FC)
Sachin Suresh, in only his second ISL appearance, played a pivotal role in Kerala Blasters FC's second consecutive win of the season. He made a series of crucial saves against Jamshedpur FC, securing a clean sheet that laid the foundation for a hard-fought victory.
Asheer Akhtar (NorthEast United FC)
Centre-back Asheer Akhtar, in his debut season with NorthEast United FC, has showcased his versatility. He not only helped secure a clean sheet against Chennaiyin FC but also contributed offensively by scoring a well-taken goal. His performance highlighted his impact at both ends of the pitch.
Scoring your first #ISL goal in an unforgettable manner 🤯@AkhtarAsheer's strike in #NEUCFC is our @trakonly Moment of the Match ⚡#NEUFC #StrongerAsOne #8States1United #ISL10 #ISLonJioCinema #ISLonSports18 pic.twitter.com/2VItzGLncC— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) October 2, 2023
Royston Griffiths (Mumbai City FC)
Royston Griffiths scored a crucial equaliser for Mumbai City FC against Odisha FC, providing his team with the momentum to mount a comeback. Despite not keeping a clean sheet, the Australian defender displayed excellent leadership in marshalling the Mumbai City FC backline.
Milos Drincic (Kerala Blasters FC)
Milos Drincic was a rock at the back against Jamshedpur FC, effectively neutralising every attacking threat. Stepping up in the absence of Marko Leskovic once again, 24-year-old Drincic, showcased impressive leadership qualities at the back.
Phalguni Singh (NorthEast United FC)
Phalguni Singh's remarkable display against Mumbai City FC, despite the heartbreaking loss of his father on the same day, earned him widespread acclaim from the Indian football community. NorthEast United FC's new signing not only delivered another outstanding performance in the midfield against Chennaiyin FC, but also found the back of the net, a poignant moment that would undoubtedly have filled his father with pride.
A stunning team move finished beautifully by #PhalguniSingh! ⚽👏#NEUCFC #ISL #ISL10 #LetsFootball #ISLonJioCinema #ISLonSports18 #NorthEastUnitedFC #ChennaiyinFC | @JioCinema @Sports18 pic.twitter.com/bXgv8YE0jF— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) September 29, 2023
Hugo Boumous (Mohun Bagan Super Giant)
Hugo Boumous played a pivotal role in nearly every offensive move for Mohun Bagan Super Giant alongside Dimitri Petratos against a resilient Bengaluru FC side. Making his first start of the season, Boumous showcased his value and rounded off his impressive performance with a well-taken goal.
Hitesh Sharma (Hyderabad FC)
Hitesh Sharma played a pivotal role in controlling the midfield for Hyderabad FC against East Bengal FC. Known more for his passing ability, Sharma showcased his goalscoring prowess in this match. His energy and work rate will be vital for Hyderabad FC going forward.
Parthib Gogoi (NorthEast United FC)
Parthib Gogoi is undoubtedly living up to the expectations and gaining attention for his exceptional talent. The young prodigy netted yet another remarkable goal in the match against Chennaiyin FC, playing a big part in his side's victory. With two goals in two consecutive games, Gogoi is currently in scorching form and leaving no doubt about his immense potential.
Carlos Martinez (FC Goa)
Martinez made a strong start to the season by netting a poacher's goal in his debut ISL game against Punjab FC. His performance saw him become the ninth player from FC Goa to score in their debut ISL match. Despite few opportunities falling his way against Punjab FC, Martinez demonstrated his clinical finishing ability.
Cleiton Silva (East Bengal FC)
In his first start of the season, Silva proved to be the game-changer for his side in stoppage time, securing all three points for East Bengal FC with his stunning free-kick against Hyderabad FC. Since his arrival at the club last season, he has consistently proven himself as the go-to player for East Bengal FC.
#CleitonSilva is quite the craftsman when it comes to scoring free-kicks 🔥— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 3, 2023
Watch #ISL 2023-24 LIVE only on @JioCinema and @Sports18! 📺#ISL10 #LetsFootball #ISLonJioCinema #ISLonSports18 #CleitonSilva | @eastbengal_fc pic.twitter.com/fnz3GsDxKn
Adrian Luna (Kerala Blasters FC)
Adrian Luna was at the heart of every offensive move for Kerala Blasters FC against Jamshedpur FC. Despite his team's struggles in the final third, he delivered a decisive strike, scoring his second goal in as many games. Luna's proficiency in finding the back of the net is a promising sign for Kerala Blasters FC, who have maintained an unbeaten record whenever their Uruguayan maestro has got on the scoresheet.
Who else but #AdrianLuna 🎩 @KeralaBlasters' captain is the #ISLPOTM for his match winning performance! 🤩#KBFCJFC #ISL #ISL10 #LetsFootball #ISLonJioCinema #ISLonSports18 #KeralaBlasters #JamshedpurFC | @Sports18 pic.twitter.com/tOFO1ASKGd— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 1, 2023