Team of the Week: Best XI from Gameweek 17

Gameweek 17 of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 saw some feisty affairs, with some teams playing for pride while others vied to clinch the last remaining semi-final spot. The intense affairs brought in tow some brilliant individual performances on the field as well. Looking back, here’s the best XI from Gameweek 17 based on individual player ratings.

Arshdeep Singh (Odisha FC)

Having conceded early against NorthEast United, Arshdeep Singh bounced back brilliantly to help Odisha win the tie and stay in the race for the semis. He made five crucial saves and also had four clearances and five catches to his name.

Mourtada Fall (FC Goa)

Besides scoring Goa's fourth goal in the 5-0 win over Jamshedpur FC, Fall made 14 clearances to help his side keep another clean sheet to help his team seal the top spot in the table and consequently a slot in the AFC Champions League 2021 group stage. He also made two interceptions, as many blocks whilst having a passing accuracy of 86%.

Gianni Zuiverloon (Kerala Blasters FC)

Zuiverloon came on from the bench to replace the injured Sergio Cidoncha, and made an impact 10 minutes later, setting up Bartholomew Ogbeche for Kerala’s equaliser against Bengaluru FC. The defender slotted into an unfamiliar midfield role seamlessly, creating two chances for Kerala whilst finishing the game with a passing accuracy of 84%.

Jerry Lalrinzuala (Chennaiyin FC)

Jerry was key for the two-time Hero ISL champions, with a passing accuracy of 69%. He put in four crosses, making six clearances and three successful tackles as well.

Martin Guedes (Odisha FC)

Martin Guedes scored the winner for Odisha against the Highlanders, also creating two other chances. He also helped out at the back, making four clearances and one interception.

Rafael Crivellaro (Chennaiyin FC)

Crivellaro continued his fine form under Owen Coyle and opened the scoring against ATK in the seventh minute to give his team the all-important first goal in a crucial tie. The playmaker also created two other chances and drew seven fouls during his time on the pitch.

Nestor Jesus Benitez (Hyderabad FC)

Benitez opened the scoring for Hyderabad FC in the first half against Jamshedpur FC and his goal almost handed Hyderabad only their second win of the season. The midfielder created one other chance and had a passing accuracy of 78%.

Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC)

Thapa was arguably the best player on the pitch for the two-time Hero ISL champions. Assisting two of Chennaiyin’s three goals, Thapa had a passing accuracy of 77% making three clearances and five interceptions as well. 

Hugo Boumous (FC Goa)

Boumous continued his fine form, scoring two goals and assisting two more as Goa beat Jamshedpur to seal the top spot. The attacking midfielder created seven other chances and had a passing accuracy of 72% throughout the game.

Bartholomew Ogbeche (Kerala Blasters FC)

Ogbeche added to his goals tally after scoring twice on either side of the break to ensure the Kochi-based club beat the defending Champions in the southern derby. He had three shots on target and made one clearance as well.

Nerijus Valskis (Chennaiyin FC)

Valskis is another player in hot form this season and added a goal to his tally with a well worked chip over the ATK keeper to seal this win for Chennaiyin. He created one other chance and had a passing accuracy of 69% as well.

Match 81: Hyderabad FC 1:1 Jamshedpur FC

Match 82: Odisha FC 2:1 NorthEast United FC

Match 83: Kerala Blasters FC 2:1 Bengaluru FC

Match 84: ATK FC 1:3 Chennaiyin FC

Match 85: Jamshedpur FC 0:5 FC Goa

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