Year in review 2021, SC East Bengal: A period of difficulties and disappointment

SC East Bengal haven’t found themselves in the right place since their inaugural Hero Indian Super league season in 2020-21. The Red and Gold brigade have found the transition to the Hero ISL challenging.

The constant change in the managerial hotseat has meant SC East Bengal have had an underwhelming year. The side has had to deal with several problems, on the pitch as well as off the pitch, which have hampered their preparations for the current campaign.

SC East Bengal's 2021 in numbers: Pl:21, W:3, D:9, L:9, Win%: 14.28

The Red and Gold Brigade finished ninth in the league table with 17 points in the Hero ISL 2020-21 season registering three wins, eight draws, and nine losses. The Kolkata-based side sit at the bottom of the league table in the 2021-22 campaign with four points registering zero wins, four draws, and four losses.

The high: After an unsatisfactory start to their inaugural season, SC East Bengal registered their first win in Hero ISL history in a 3-1 win over Odisha FC in January 2021. It remains their biggest win in the competition to date.

The low: SC East Bengal haven’t registered a single win in the 2021-22 campaign and have struggled to bag the three points. The side has also conceded the second-most goals in the league.

Best Player: Bright Enobakhare was one of the best players to don the SC East Bengal colours in the Hero ISL and he scored some beautiful goals and was the rare bright spot in a dull year.

What to expect in 2022: After parting ways with head coach Jose Manuel Diaz, SC East Bengal will need someone who can ignite the spark in their team and can revive their season. Under Renedy Singh, a monumental fugure in Indian football, SC East Bengal will hope to script a revival in the second part of Hero ISL 2021-22.

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