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Indian Super League best XI: Coro, Ogbeche lead team of the season

Bengaluru beat Goa 1-0 in the final to claim their maiden ISL title on Sunday. But who were ISL's best players this season? Here's our team of the tournament.

GK - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC)

India's No.1 goalkeeper kept his seventh clean sheet of the season in the final -- ahead of Pawan Kumar and Amrinder Singh, who both had six each. Without John Johnson for the first time in their history, Bengaluru didn't always have a confident backline, and Sandhu's solidity made a huge...

No 'magic' in Mumbai, but Bengaluru have last laugh as ISL finale turns scrappy

Both Carles Cuadrat and Sergio Lobera had wanted to showcase the magic of football in the ISL final. It was supposed to be a match-up between the two best ball-playing sides in the country, the two most entertaining. For large parts of 117 minutes, the magic was difficult to spot on the pitch.

But with penalties on the cards, and the air sticky with tension, Rahul Bheke rose above everyone else in the 118th minute to guide Bengaluru FC to their maiden ISL title. Just two minutes away from the cruelty...

Clinical Coro, solid Subrata among ISL's best performers

With the next ISL game only on December 28, ESPN takes stock and names the five most impactful players of the season so far. 

Raphael Augusto, right, was instrumental in Chennaiyin's run to the title in 2015.
Raphael Augusto has been a key component of Chennaiyin's midfield

Raphael Augusto [Midfielder, Chennaiyin FC]

Brazilian Raphael Augusto has been an integral part of Chennaiyin since coach Marco Materazzi's days, and under John Gregory, his role has just become even more vital with ISL allowing one foreign player less per team to start. Augusto plays a central midfielder's role to perfection -- breaking up play, marking key opposition...

ISL by the numbers - Eighty-two goals, 13 Indian scorers

82 - The number of goals scored after 39 matches this year, exactly the same that was scored at the same stage of the league in 2014. In 2015, there were 106 goals scored at this stage. In fact, the 39th match last season pitted FC Goa at home against Mumbai City FC, whom the hosts beat 7-0. That will be the 40th match this year.

47 - Raphael Augusto has the most tackles of any player this ISL, from 10 matches overall for Chennaiyin FC. Mumbai City FC's Lucian Goian (43) and Mohamed Sissoko (42)...

ISL Team preview: Chennaiyin FC

Debayan Sen looks at Chennaiyin FC's line-up, their key performers, and how they may fare in the upcoming ISL season.

Past ISL record
Semi-finalists (2014), Winners (2015)

The big picture
Chennaiyin FC go into the third season of the ISL as defending champions. Last year, they conceded the least number of goals (19), kept the most number of clean sheets (6), won the most number of matches, ended with the best goal difference, and with 32 goals, they outscored all but one of their rivals.

Those are the facts.

The details tell a more compelling story.

Chennaiyin began their season poorly, losing six of their first...