Chennaiyin's losses against Atletico de Kolkata and Delhi Dynamos are now far behind. This is team which murders individual opposition mistakes and is learning to defend with every passing match.
Tactics, selections and quality: Why ISL fans should cheer 0-0 between Kerala Blasters and Mumbai City
The match may have ended 0-0, but Kerala vs Mumbai was far from boring.
Kerala Blasters' best chances came in the final quarter as Peter Taylor introduced Sanchez Watt, who had scored on his debut against NorthEast United
With home team Kerala Blasters FC getting their campaign in the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL) off to a rousing start with a victory over North East United FC earlier this week, their next opponents are Mumbai City FC
Pune were troubled in the first half, but responded to a tactical change with verve, tenacity and brand of passing football that was incredibly pleasing to watch.
Tuncay Sanli scored a brace as Pune won the Maharashtra Derby 3-1 with an excellent performance
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With Anelka, Chhetri, Frédéric Piquionne and Sony Norde in the side, Mumbai have goals written all over them.
In the absence of Chhetri, Mumbai can call upon I-League's star of the year Sony Norde, Subhash Singh and Anelka himself.
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Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri said on Saturday that he is itching to rub shoulders with some of the world's best players in the second edition of ISL
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri believes that merging the star-studded Indian Super League (ISL) with the I-League to create one competition with 16-18 teams going on for nearly all the year would be great for the game in the country.
Anelka who is yet to meet the squad has said that communication will be the key factor in getting the team up to scratch.
Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC's marquee player-cum-manager, former French international Nicolas Anelka, believes the Indian team must play against top footballing nations to improve its standard and evaluate its position.
Subrata nonchalantly adds, "On paper we're a great team.There's no denying it and I am confident we will at least make the play-offs. At least.
Star India striker Sunil Chhetri says rubbing shoulders with Mumbai City FC's coach-cum-marquee player Nicolas Anelka while training would help him as well as the other players who will represent the outfit in the second season of ISL.
"I will talk with my players, laugh with them, joke around with them and make them feel confident," Nicolas Anelka, Mumbai City FC player-manager, said.
Chhetri stopped short of commenting on the team's performance last year (second from-bottom) but said that new players and a new manager means the team will play with a new outlook.
A statement from the club said that the attacking midfielder suits the team's 'style of play and work ethics'.
In an effort to build a formidable outfit, Mumbai City FC have announced the signing of Spain's Juan Aguilera Núñez and Darren O'dea of Republic of Ireland for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL).