ISL 2023-24: Gameweek 8 Team of the Week
Plenty of individuals came forward to deliver match-winning performances in the past week.
Indian Super League saw another round of matches conclude this past week. In the recent series of results, plenty of goals and noteworthy individual performances took place that will remain with the fans until the end of the season and beyond. Whether it was the domestic players or the foreigners, they made the best of the situation and performed remarkably to help their respective teams produce a positive result.
There were 21 goals from six matches in Round 8 of the 2023-24 Indian Super League. It is safe to say that some teams are finally playing with flair and rhythm resulting in a lot of goals.
As another week of ISL fixtures gave the fans plenty of moments to rejoice, here is a look at the Team of the Week 8 that consists of players who took their breath away:
GK – Amrinder Singh (Odisha FC)
Amrinder Singh was calm and composed between the sticks for Odisha FC. The custodian made three saves and helped the club keep a clean sheet. Thanks to his calmness in goal, Odisha FC won by a 1-0 score line against Jamshedpur FC away from home.
RB – Asish Rai (Mohun Bagan Super Giant)
Asish Rai worked extremely hard for Mohun Bagan Super Giant against his former club Hyderabad FC. The full-back contributed in both attack and defence. He scored the second goal for the Mariners from long-range to put the result beyond doubt.
CB – Sandesh Jhingan (FC Goa)
Sandesh Jhingan has been a man on a mission since the start of the season. The centre-back delivered another fabulous performance in defense for FC Goa, helping them keep a clean sheet against his former club, Kerala Blasters FC. He made seven clearances during the game.
CB – Subhasish Bose (Mohun Bagan Super Giant)
Subhasish Bose was key for Mohun Bagan in keeping Hyderabad FC attackers at bay. Due to his performance in a three-man defence, the Mariners recorded a 2-0 win over the Nizams. Subhasish Bose made three clearances and blocked two shots.
LB – Jay Gupta (FC Goa)
Jay Gupta is having a breakthrough season in the ISL this season. The left-back helped FC Goa secure a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in a high-octane contest. He made three tackles and won seven ground duels to keep the Yellow Army players frustrated.
CM – Ahmed Jahouh (Odisha FC)
Ahmed Jahouh delivered one of the finest performances of his ISL career in the past week. The midfielder had 111 touches of the ball during Odisha FC’s 1-0 win over Jamshedpur FC. He also completed 86 passes and provided the assist for the game’s solitary goal.
RM – Naorem Mahesh Singh (East Bengal FC)
Naorem Mahesh Singh was outstanding for East Bengal FC in their dominating win over NorthEast United. With his movement and quality service, the winger caused mayhem in the Highlanders’ defence. He came away from the game with two assists from the contest.
LM – Nandhakumar Sekar (East Bengal FC)
Nandhakumar Sekar came off the bench and simply blew away NorthEast United’s defence. The winger scored an excellent brace and provided one assist in 45 minutes of gametime. Carles Cuadrat will surely be thinking of starting the winger in the upcoming matches after a performance like that.
LS – Dimitrios Diamantakos (Kerala Blasters FC)
Dimitrios Diamantakos scored a superlative brace for Kerala Blasters FC in a 3-3 draw with Chennaiyin FC in Kochi. The striker was relentless in his movement and showed a real hunger to help the team to win.
RS – Cleiton Silva (East Bengal FC)
Cleiton Silva continued to shine for East Bengal FC following a brilliant brace in a 5-0 win over NorthEast United. The Brazilian striker has five goals in the 2023-24 season of the ISL, tied with Jorge Pereyra Diaz at the top in race for the Golden Boot.
ST – Jordan Murray (Chennaiyin FC)
Jordan Murray silenced the crowd and gave Chennaiyin FC a chance at victory against his former side Kerala Blasters FC. He scored both goals in the first half, extending Chennaiyin FC’s lead to two goals but it was not enough to secure three points in the end.
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