The January transfer window has closed and the clubs have made their moves. Now its time to see how many of them can actually make their mark. The Indian Super League, on the other hand, is heating up with just two points separating the top three, thus it’s anyone's guess who will lift the trophy.
While Premier League is almost settled with Liverpool leading the race by a record 22 points, Bundesliga is at its competitive best again with just three points between toppers Bayern and third-placed and Dortmund.
It is not an easy time for the Nostragamus fantasy managers as choosing the best eleven is becoming tougher than ever. But why fear when we are here? Take our help and it might make you get rid of your dilemma.
Player: Bartholomew Ogbeche
Team: Kerala Blasters
Match: NorthEast United vs Kerala Blasters
With the season almost done and dusted, there are no chances for Kerala Blasters to finish anywhere near the top, but they can redeem themselves and Ogbeche is their best bet.
Facing NorthEast United in the hills might be an uphill task. But both the sides haven't seen a win in the last few games. If Kerala want to get rid of their unbeaten streak, Ogbeche must score. The Nigerian international has been the only ray of hope scoring, 11 in 13 games for Eelco Schattorie and assisted one.
Player Name: Nerijus Valskis
Team: Chennaiyin FC
Match: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC
The Lithuanian forward is in no mood to put a stop to his goal spree. He has scored seven goals in his last four appearances.
As Owen Coyle prepares to face third-placed Bengaluru FC, nobody would mind another brace. If Chennaiyin FC manage to beat the Blues, they would grab the 4th spot, piping Mumbai City FC.
Valskis' red hot form is something to respect as the 32-year-old has been nothing but brilliant since the very start of the season and has been the driving force for the club.
Player: Ferran Corominas
Team: FC Goa
Match: FC Goa vs Hyderabad
FC Goa face Hyderabad who are placed last in their debut ISL season. This might be the best chance for Goa to go six points clear off Bengaluru FC and the man they are looking at is Ferran Corominas.
Corominas has contributed with 9 goals and 3 assists in 12 games for his team and would love to contribute to a winning cause again.
The influential forward has incredible link-up skills and can hit the target with ease. Hyderabad FC have conceded 33 goals and if Coro is in the mood, that number is bound to change.
Player: Erling Braut Haaland
Team: Borussia Dortmund
Match: Bayer vs Dortmund
Erling Haaland is making goal-scoring look ridiculously easy. He has scored 7 goals in 3 appearances already since his move to Germany. He has definitely taken the world of football by a tornado where he is tossing away everything that is coming his way. His blistering pace, jaw-dropping skills and ruthlessness in the box, supported by his gigantic frame makes him a nightmare for any defence.
His partnership with Jadon Sancho is blooming and Dortmund will hope for nothing less than three points to keep kicking Bayern at the hill.
Player Name: Mohamed Salah
Match: Norwich City FC vs Liverpool
Norwich will host a relentless Liverpool who are well on course towards their first-ever Premier League title. Norwich are looking down the barrel and are likely to play in the Championship next year.
Mo Salah, on his part, has scored 14 goals and six assists this season. Scoring three in his last two games, the Egyptian King has announced his return after a rather slow start to the league. Norwich have conceded 47 goals till now and if they do not do make serious improvements, Mo Salah can make scoring goals look like a walk in the park.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Ina Fassbender