Team of the Week: Best XI of Gameweek 5
Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 made a dramatic return after the international break, with FC Goa’s unbeaten run coming to an end and Bengaluru FC claiming bragging rights with a win over rivals, Kerala Blasters FC. The other results in the round were equally important, with multiple players stepping up their game to help their side.
Here’s the best XI based on the player ratings from Gameweek 5 of Hero ISL 2019-20.
Arshdeep Singh (Odisha FC)
Playing in just his second Hero ISL match, the 22-year-old displayed immense maturity and nerve to help his team register a clean sheet against ATK. The youngster made seven clearances, three saves and had a healthy passing accuracy of 80%.
Narayan Das (Odisha FC)
The 26-year-old was magnificent against the two-time champions and had seven clearances, five interceptions and four tackles to his name. Das also created one chance in the match.
Matthew Kilgallon (Hyderabad FC)
Despite his team’s last gasp defeat, the Englishman was outstanding throughout the match against Chennaiyin. He made nine clearances, including one from the goal line and even scored a header from a set-piece to draw his team level temporarily.
Mourtada Fall (FC Goa)
While the Gaurs lost in agonising fashion against Jamshedpur, the towering centre-back enjoyed another terrific night in the office. The 31-year-old completed 74 passes, made 10 clearances and had two attempts on goal.
Narender Gahlot (Jamshedpur FC)
It hardly looked like the youngster was making his first appearance in the Hero ISL against Goa, playing with tremendous control and maturity. The 18-year-old made 11 clearances and had three interceptions in the match and helped his team keep a fearsome Goa offence at bay.
Rowllin Borges (Mumbai City FC)
The India international returned to the Mumbai City FC side after recovering from an injury and immediately had a positive impact. The midfielder controlled the game from the middle of the park against NorthEast United FC and had 77 touches and 42 successful passes – more than anyone else in his team.
Panagiotis Triadis (NorthEast United FC)
The winger scored a stunning goal – his first-ever in the Hero ISL - to get NorthEast United FC rolling in the match against Mumbai City FC and was a constant threat to the Islanders’ backline throughout the match.
Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC)
The Hero of the Match on Monday, Thapa was looked busy in midfield as the Marina Machans won their first three points of the season. He created two chances, had two shots and completed 52 passes on the night.
Sergio Castel (Jamshedpur FC)
The Spaniard’s fourth goal of the season proved to be the difference for Jamshedpur FC against FC Goa on Tuesday. Additionally, he created two chances and even made two clearances for his team.
Asamoah Gyan (NorthEast United FC)
The Ghanaian scored his third goal of the season with a delightful finish against Mumbai City FC – a strike which would eventually go on to rescue a point for the Highlanders and keep their unbeaten record in Hero ISL 2019-20 intact. The ace striker also created three chances in the game.
Amine Chermiti (Mumbai City FC)
The Tunisian striker scored both of his team’s goals in the 2-2 draw against NorthEast, including one from a stunning bicycle kick. He also created two chances in the game.
Gameweek 5 matches:
Match 21: Bengaluru FC 1-0 Kerala Blaster FC
Match 22: Odisha FC 0-0 ATK
Match 23: Chennaiyin FC 2-1 Hyderabad FC
Match 24: FC Goa 0-1 Jamshedpur FC
Match 25: NorthEast United FC 2-2 Mumbai City FC
Who do you think was the standout player from Gameweek 5 of Hero ISL 2019-20?