Head Coach: Carles Cuadrat (Spain)
After agonizingly missing out to Chennaiyin FC in the final in 2017, Bengaluru FC topped the league standings once again last season and managed to go all the way this time around.
Rahul Bheke's extra-time strike against FC Goa ensured that the Sunil Chhetri led side won their maiden ISL title and the reigning champions look well equipped to defend their crown.
In the off-season, the club acted diligently in the transfer market and bolstered their ranks, with the additions of Ashique Kuruniyan, Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Raphael Augusto amongst others.
Aside from adding players to the squad, the Bengaluru based outfit also managed to retain the bulk of their core group of players, making them overwhelming favorites for the forthcoming season.
Carles Cuadrat will continue as Head Coach for the forthcoming season after leading Bemgaluru to the title and his side will look to get off to a fast start, as they aim to become the first team to defend the ISL crown.