Team of the Week: Best XI from Gameweek 10
The end of 2019 saw many explosive performances to ring in the new year with FC Goa on top of the standings. Despite a loss to Bengaluru in their first Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 game of the new year, Goa kept their place on top of the league standings. Here, we have a look at the best performers from the last round of matches.
Francisco Dorronsoro (Odisha FC)
Returning goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro was key in Odisha’s win over Jamshedpur FC with the custodian making one save and eight clearances against an attacking Jamshedpur side.
Asish Rai (Hyderabad FC)
The right-back created four chances from the wing and assisted Bobo’s goal against Mumbai City FC to half the deficit. He also made six clearances and had a passing accuracy of 60%.
Nishu Kumar (Bengaluru FC)
The Bengaluru defender was a rock-solid presence at the back for the Blues in their win over Goa. He made nine clearances, four successful tackles, two blocks, an interception and also had a shot on target.
Rahul Bheke (Bengaluru FC)
The Indian right-back produced a typically busy performance in Bengaluru’s win against Goa. He had 48 touches of the ball, took his side’s first shot of the night on target and finished the game with a passing accuracy of 71%.
Ahmed Jahouh (FC Goa)
Jahouh was solid for Goa against Chennaiyin, leading his team to the top of the Hero ISL table. He opened the scoring for Goa and created one other chance for his side.
Rafael Crivellaro (Chennaiyin FC)
Crivellaro led the charge for the two-time Hero ISL champions after going three goals down in the first half. He scored two of Chennaiyin’s three goals and assisted Andre Schembri’s goal as well.
Hugo Boumous (FC Goa)
Boumous was a constant threat for Bengaluru during Goa’s loss to the Blues. He scored his team’s only goal in the game, created four chances and had an impressive passing accuracy of 80%.
Dimas Delgado (Bengaluru FC)
Delgado’s influence in midfield during Bengaluru’s win over Goa was evident for all to see. The Spanish midfielder created four chances, provided one assist and had a passing accuracy of 78%.
Aridane Santana (Odisha FC)
The Spaniard found himself among the goals after a dry spell and was undoubtedly the best player for Odisha against Jamshedpur. He scored two goals, including the winner, to seal Odisha’s first ever win in Bhubaneswar.
Modou Sougou (Mumbai City FC)
Mumbai City’s top scorer from last campaign Sougou finally opened his account this season with a brace against Hyderabad. He had four shots on target and also created one chance for the Islanders.
Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC)
Chhetri’s two goals turned out to be the difference as Bengaluru edged Goa 2-1 in Hero ISL’s first game of the new year. The Indian legend’s first goal of the night was his eighth headed strike in the Hero ISL – the most by any player in league history.
Gameweek 10 matches:
Match 46: Chennaiyin FC 3-4 FC Goa
Match 47: Odisha FC 2-1 Jamshedpur FC
Match 49: Mumbai City FC 2-1 Hyderabad FC
Match 50: Bengaluru FC 2-1 FC Goa