As we head into this fortnight's international break, we welcome you to round 3 of ESPN's ISL Power Rankings.
Welcome to Round 2 of ESPN's ISL Power Rankings. We have taken performances from the first day up until October 29 for this one, and only four players have been able to retain their spot from the first edition.
As was done the last time, we have averaged out the total points basis number of games played to arrive at a fair result -- while excluding anyone who has not played at least two full games.
#10 Mario Arques -120 points (-6)
Midfielder, Jamshedpur FC
Mario Arques has dominated almost every game...
Defending champions Chennaiyin FC picked up their first point of the ISL season, following a goalless draw against Delhi Dynamos. It meant Chennaiyin have endured their worst start across all seasons with three defeats before the match in Delhi on Tuesday.
What have been the reasons behind this sluggish start, and what could they do to bring some momentum into their game?
Imbalance in defence
One of the key factors this season has been Chennaiyin's defensive frailty, and that has prompted...
When Balwant Singh picked up a diagonal pass from Manuel Lanzarote, turned his marker and curled the ball in to score ATK's first goal of the season, his first professional coach Sukhwinder Singh was watching on television, admiring the strides made by his ward since his first season with JCT over a decade ago.
"Dekho kitna accha goal kiya abhi (look how well he scored that goal)," says Sukhwinder of Balwant, adjudged player of the match in ATK's 2-1 win against Delhi Dynamos that got them off the...
The Indian Super League (ISL) will resume on Wednesday after an international break, and the first nine matches have already produced their share of upsets and breakout performances at either end of the points table.
What are the things to watch for when Delhi Dynamos host ATK to kick-start the next phase of matches?
The unlikely contenders for top of the table
Chennaiyin FC have long been known as slow starters, but even head coach John Gregory would be surprised at the poor output...