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ATK, Chennaiyin dominate ISL Team of the Season

Here is our team of the 2019-20 ISL season, picked with the intention of having a reasonable ability to actually play well together on the pitch if the hypothetical scenario ever came through. Of course, there have been minor alterations and some imagination added to the mix, but we are reasonably confident that the team makes rational sense playing in this 4-2-3-1 formation. And yes, as per ISL rules, there are only five foreigners in the team.

Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu [Bengaluru FC]

If...

ISL scenarios: Mumbai, Chennaiyin, Odisha scrap for final spot

FC Goa sealed top spot and a historic AFC Champions League berth in style with a 5-0 win over Jamshedpur in their last group game. While Mumbai and Bengaluru FC will fight it out for the third place -- there could still be a three-way battle for the final play-off . 

Top two confirmed

FC Goa

Current points - 39

The win over Jamshedpur means Goa will be India's representatives to Asia's premier club competition, the AFC Champions League. 


ATK

Current points - 33

Games remaining - ...

ISL wrap: Captain Fantastic saves BFC, Hyderabad welcome Albert Roca

A new year, a new decade, but some predictable stories. ESPN brings you the best of the week from the 2019-20 ISL season. 

Star of the week

Sunil Chhetri

In the league's first match of 2020, Bengaluru FC were extremely poor against a Goa side that passed them off the park for the vast majority of the game. Yet, BFC had Sunil Chhetri, and that made all the difference. Two chances, two masterful finishes, three points.

In Bengaluru's second match, they were middling-to-alright against an average...

ISL - Hyderabad FC appoint Albert Roca as head coach

Indian Super League franchise Hyderabad FC have named Albert Roca as their new head coach for the 2020-21 season on a two-year deal.

According to an ISL media release, Roca, who had earlier coached Bengaluru FC to the AFC Cup finals, will advise the new coaching staff for the remainder of the season and will take full charge from the beginning of next season.

"I am delighted to go back to the ISL. The road ahead is a challenging one and I am excited to get started at Hyderabad FC and build a strong...

ISL wrap: The Krishna-Williams show, Hyderabad blues and more

Star of the week

Roy Krishna and David Williams

No. 1 and No. 3 in the goal-scoring charts, 10 of ATK's 15 goals amongst them, Roy Krishna and David Williams have been, without much of a doubt, the signings of the season.

They share a remarkable understanding of each other's games, work tirelessly to ensure Antonio Lopez Habas' bespoke 3-5-2 works both defensively and offensively, and both seem to be enjoying their time in India.

As NorthEast United found out this week -- while getting swatted...