Players from almost all thirds of the pitch are here in the list!
Another week of hard-fought fixtures resulted in the race for the ISL 2022-23 playoff spots heating up very nicely. Hyderabad had to dig deep to grab a point against Chennaiyin, and Jamshedpur rallied to beat East Bengal 2-1. Bengaluru posted a morale-boosting 3-1 victory at home against Odisha. Meanwhile, Mumbai City rode on a solitary goal from the unstoppable Lallianzuala Chhangte to beat ATK Mohun Bagan. Lastly, NorthEast United held FC Goa to a 2-2 draw.
The following results saw no major shifts in the league table from the previous gameweek. Runaway leaders Mumbai City remain first and are still unbeaten, with Hyderabad chasing behind. Both Kerala Blasters and ATK Mohun Bagan sit in third and fourth respectively, and have played a game less. Odisha in fifth and Goa in sixth are separated by two points. Chennaiyin are four points behind the playoffs spots, with a game in hand, tied on points with Bengaluru FC. East Bengal, Jamshedpur, and NorthEast are the bottom three sides.
On that note, let’s take a look at the top five performers from ISL 2022-23 Gameweek 15.
5. Lallinzuala Chhangte (Mumbai City)
Chhangte scored his eighth goal of the season, a left-footed rocket from the edge of the box that skid past Vishal Kaith. He had a very probing game and was a handful for the ATK Mohun Bagan defence. All of his three shots were on target, and the winger ended the game with a pass success rate of 80%.
4. Roy Krishna (Bengaluru FC)
Roy Krishna is finally back. After going through a goal-drought, the Fijian international netted a calm and composed goal off a Sivasakthi Narayanan assist. Also, his run from inside his half transformed into a brilliant counter-attack which saw Pablo Perez net home the third for his side against Odisha!
3. Julius Duker (Chennaiyin FC)
The German maestro dominated the midfield battle for Chennaiyin against a strong Hyderabad unit. Duker created two chances, had a pass accuracy of 85%, and managed four successful tackles, the most by a Chennaiyin player.
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2. Wilmar Jordan (NorthEast United)
Jordan’s brace against FC Goa helped NorthEast United to their first draw of the ISL 2022-23 season. The Colombian has been one of the positives in NorthEast’s otherwise disastrous campaign. Jordan converted both his penalties to cancel out the Gaurs’ lead on two occasions. He also performed his defensive duties by registering three clearances and blocking two shots, in order to secure a hard-earned point for his side.
1. Vishal Kaith (ATK Mohun Bagan)
The Mariners’ custodian put in a stellar display between the sticks, facing nine shots on goal and saving eight of those. Kaith also managed three punches and catches each. The pick of his saves was a strong right hand to deny Chhangte early in the first half.