Let’s look at the best Indian Players of Indian Super League 6
Sunil Chhetri: Sunil Chhetri proved his class against FC Goa scoring twice in a crucial 2-1 win at home and again scored against Jamshedpur FC. With Bengaluru FC’s main forward Onwu struggling for form and fitness Sunil Chhetri was thrust in to the unfamiliar centre forward role and the Indian Football Captain has responded positively. The Captain has led from the front scoring 8 goals, most by an Indian player in ISL 6. The diminutive forward has scored more than half of Bengaluru FC’s goal this season highlighting his class and consistency. Despite being 35 years old the Captain, Leader, Legend is showing no signs of slowing down.
Brandon Fernandes: Brandon has been in tremendous form this season. The 25-year old has 2 goals and 5 assists in his 10 matches so far. The midfielder’s form has been crucial in FC Goa’s early season success. His 5 assists put him top of the list of most assists by a player this season. Only 10 matches in, Brandon has already matched his best return for goal involvements in a single season with his 7 goal involvements 2 goals and 5 assists. He has recently found his scoring boots scoring 2 goals in his last 3 matches. His 2 goals this season make him the joint 3rd highest goal scoring midfielder in ISL 6. No Indian player has better goal involvement numbers than Brandon so far. The Goan native has more assists than anyone and only Sunil Chettri has scored more goals than him (5 goals). Brandon’s passing and set-pieces have made him not only the best Indian player but also one of the best players of ISL 6.
Jerry Mawihmingthanga: Jerry swapped Jamshedpur for Odisha in ISL 6 and has impressed this season with his attacking play. The 22-year old has scored 2 goal and 4 assists; his 4 assists are the 2nd most by an Indian player in ISL 6 behind Brandon Fernandes. The right winger has attempted 33 crosses, the most by an Odisha player in ISL 6 highlighting his quality and effective crossing. The youngster has formed a great partnership with striker Aridane for whom he has provided 3 assists. Odisha will hope that Jerry continues his fine form to propel them to the semi-finals
Gurpreet Sandhu: The big goalkeeper has been superb for Bengaluru FC in ISL 6. The 27-year-old has not been troubled much due to Bengaluru FC’s excellent defence. But Gurpreet has been alert whenever he has been called into action. Gurpreet Sandhu has made superb stops at crucial intervals helping Bengaluru FC keeping 7 clean sheets, the most by a keeper in ISL 6. The “Great Wall of India” has a save success rate of 80.55%, the best by a goalkeeper in ISL 6. The big goalkeeper has not been mentioned in the same breath as Sunil Chhetri, Paartalu or Dimas Delgado but has been equally influential.
Farukh Chaudhari: Farukh Chaudhari has impresses with his work rate and trickery from the wing for Jamshedpur FC. Farukh has done well in ISL 6 scoring 1 goal and providing 3 assists already surpassing his ISL 5 goal contributions where he scored 2 goals in 12 matches. Overall, he has created 13 chances, the most by a Jamshedpur FC player. Farukh has attempted 22 shots, most by a Jamshedpur FC player. He has attempted 22 crosses, the most by a Jamshedpur FC player. He has also contributed defensively making 26 tackles and 8 interceptions. The winger’s brilliant form means he is also fought his way in the Indian national team.