After weeks of planning, the big Double Matchweek 15 is finally upon us. Five teams – Kerala Blasters FC, Mohun Bagan Super Giant, Mumbai City FC, East Bengal FC, and Punjab FC – are all set to have two fixtures over the next seven days, while Odisha FC will not see any action this week. Fantasy managers must strategically navigate their teams to capitalize on players participating in two matches this week.

The upcoming Matchweek provides an exceptional opportunity for fantasy managers to amass maximum points and climb up the order. The big Double Matchweek also provides managers the option to choose any of the boosters to make the most of this exciting week.

Matchweek 14 summary

Odisha FC and Bengaluru FC played two matches in the past week, and it's no surprise that players from these two teams dominated the ISL Fantasy points as well. The Odisha FC trio – Amey Ranawade, Roy Krishna, and Diego Mauricio – all racked up 11 points, while their custodian, Amrinder Singh, and Bengaluru FC’s Suresh Singh Wangjam accumulated 10 points.

The NorthEast United FC duo, Tomi Juric and Nestor Albiach, also earned 10 points as the Highlanders put an end to East Bengal FC’s unbeaten streak last week.

Matchweek 15: What to expect?

Kerala Blasters FC, Punjab FC, and Mumbai City FC are making a return to action this week after sitting out in Matchweek 14. ISL Fantasy managers are eyeing players from these teams as they gear up for two matches in the upcoming week. However, managers also face the challenge of dealing with Odisha FC players currently in their squad, given that the Kalinga Warriors will have a blank Matchweek after participating in two matches the previous week.

The approach to team management this week hinges on the composition and dynamics of existing teams. With five teams featuring twice, managers have the flexibility to choose any one of the available boosters to optimize their strategy for the week.

What are managers thinking? 

Player

Position

Club

Transferred IN

Madih Talal

Midfielder

Punjab FC

494

Dimitrios Diamantakos

Forward

Kerala Blasters FC

419

Roy Krishna

Forward

Odisha FC

225

Cleiton Silva

Forward

East Bengal FC

223

Sachin Suresh

Goalkeeper

Kerala Blasters FC

209

(As of Monday, 12 February, 2:30 PM IST)

Player

Position

Club

Transferred OUT

Roy Krishna

Forward

Odisha FC

394

Ahmed Jahouh

Midfielder

Odisha FC

275

Javier Hernandez

Midfielder

Bengaluru FC

235

Jorge Pereyra Diaz

Forward

Mumbai City FC

233

Amey Ranawade

Defender

Odisha FC

223

(As of Monday, 12 February, 2:30 PM IST)

Top Picks for Matchweek 15

Dimitrios Diamantakos (Kerala Blasters FC): Diamantakos should be the first player in your fantasy team for Matchweek 15. The Greek international has been in terrific form this season, and the majority of the attacking responsibilities now lie on him in the absence of Adrian Luna and Kwame Peprah. The forward has delivered attacking returns in each of his last four matches, and he will fancy his chances in the forthcoming week as well with his team set to play two matches in MW15.

Dimitri Petratos (Mohun Bagan SG): The Mariners are slowly regaining their rhythm, having secured their first win in four matches against Hyderabad FC last week. The Antonio Habas-led side aims to build on this momentum and pursue victories against FC Goa and NorthEast United FC in Matchweek 15 to reclaim their lost ground. Leading the charges will be none other than Petratos, who is eager to propel his team back into contention for the coveted League Shield.

Luka Majcen (Punjab FC): The Punjab FC skipper is currently topping the goalscoring chart for his team with four goals in 13 matches. Majcen has proven to be influential up front, and with his team set to play two matches against Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC, he emerges as a solid pick for your fantasy team.

Top differential picks for Matchweek 15: 

Felicio Brown Forbes (East Bengal FC): The latest signing of the Red and Gold Brigade has already made a statement with a goal in his debut game against NorthEast United FC. However, despite his efforts, he couldn't help his side earn any points in the last match. Now, he is eager to contribute to bringing his team back to winning ways. With Cleiton Silva out against Mumbai City FC due to suspension, Forbes could be the ultimate differential this week. East Bengal FC are desperate to re-enter the playoff race, and Forbes may play a crucial role in achieving that with upcoming matches against Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC.

Armando Sadiku (Mohun Bagan Super Giant): The Albanian striker scored against arch-rivals East Bengal FC in the Kolkata derby; however, he missed out on the following match against Hyderabad FC due to suspension. With only a 2% ownership, Sadiku has the potential to be a game-changer for your team in MW15.

Alberto Noguera (Mumbai City FC): The Spanish midfielder has returned from injury following the winter transfer window. Noguera, who found the back of the net against Jamshedpur FC in the previous match, could also be in the mix for goals as his side aims for crucial victories against East Bengal FC and Bengaluru FC to stay in the hunt for the ISL League Shield.

Captaincy Choice: Dimitrios Diamantakos (Kerala Blasters FC)

The Greek forward is second in the current goalscoring chart behind Roy Krishna with eight goals in 11 matches. He also has two assists to his name, and with his team playing two matches this week, ISL fantasy managers could easily consider the Kerala Blasters forward as a strong candidate for the captaincy choice.

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