It is the best time to be a football fan as with each passing week, the competition in every league is getting closer and none of the teams is ready to offer anything without a fight. Leaving Premier League, where nothing but a literal SLIP can make Liverpool lose the race, none of the top five leagues has a favourite to the throne yet and even in Indian Super League the battle for the top spot is wide open.
In the midst, the Nostragamus fantasy managers are about to have a hard time in terms of selection, but banking on these players would make your week an easy outing.
Club: Bengaluru FC
Match: Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC
Captain Fantastic, Sunil Chhetri is in no mood to stop anytime soon. The veteran Bengaluru FC forward has netted four goals in his last four games. If his form is anything to go by, then Hyderabad FC is in big trouble. Sitting at the bottom spot of the league, the club has won just one match till now in their freshman year in the league. Bengaluru, who are currently two points behind FC Goa, would love to make life difficult for their opponents and Sunil Chhetri is going to be the destructor in chief again for the Blues.
Club: Chennaiyin FC
Match: Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC
Kerala Blasters are ready to take on Chennaiyin FC in their backyard. Chennaiyin FC, flying on the wings of their Lithuanian Forward, Nerijus Vlaskis, look favourites going in the match. The 32-year-old forward is in scorching form and has scored 10 goals in 13 appearances, five of which came in his last 3 games under Owen Coyle. Stopping him would be the most difficult task for Kerala who have already conceded 21 goals in the season and will come on the back of two consecutive defeats.
Club: Odisha FC
Match: Odisha FC vs FC Goa
Another top man to look out for in ISL would be Aridane Santana of Odisha FC. The Spaniard is in full throttle, having scored five in his last five outings. Odisha FC would hope to see the best of him if they want to get a positive result against the league leaders FC Goa.
Club: Juventus FC
Match: Fiorentina vs Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo, or as we call him, Goalnaldo, is back in his genius best. 17 goals in 18 games already and against a 13th placed Fiorentina, it is safe to say that he might add some more to the tally. He has scored in every game he has played since December and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
Erling Braut Haaland
Team: Borussia Dortmund
Match: Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin
The mercurial teenager has scored five goals in fifty-seven minutes and Dortmund fans are already in the La-Haaland with their new sensation. Scoring goals is not the question when it comes to this ruthless centre forward, guessing how many goals he would score is the catch.
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Alberto Pizzoli