ISL 2016: Delhi Dynamos 2-0 Kerala Blasters - player ratings
A 2-0 victory against Kerala Blasters took Delhi Dynamos to the top of the table on Friday. Goals from Brazilian attacker Marcelinho and Indian attacker Kean Lewis won the game for the Lions. The Blasters, on the other hand, could only manage a single shot on target and were really poor on the night.
The first half of the game was a neutral one, but a mistake from Kerala goalkeeper Sandip Nandy in the second half marked the end of Kerala Blasters.
Here are the player ratings for the game.
Toni Doblas - 6/10
The Delhi goalkeeper had a very easy night with Kerala managing only one shot on target. Doblas had nothing much to do the whole night.
Konsham Singh - 6.5/10
Konsham initially had a tough time against Kerala's Kervens Belfort, but he got better later in the game. The 19-year-old did well to not make things easy for the Haitian forward. The full-back also aided his wingers with some forward runs.
Anas Edathodika - 8/10
Anas was rightly awarded the Hero of the Match award on the night. The centre-back, who is from Kerala, made sure that his native team didn't get a breakthrough. He was very good in the air and also made some good interceptions. The 29-year-old was solid in the back for Delhi.
Rubén González - 7.5/10
Like Anas, the Spaniard also was solid at the back for the Lions. Though the centre-back was not as involved in the game as his partner, González did very well to keep the Kerala attackers at bay. The 34-year-old is having a good season so far.
Souvik Chakraborty - 8/10
The Indian midfielder, who played at the left back position on the night, was instrumental in the defence. Souvik also aided Kean Lewis in the attack and caused trouble for the Kerala defenders. It was a perfect display from the 25-year-old.
Marcos Tébar - 7/10
The Kerala midfield was anonymous on the night and Tébar was the reason for it. The Spaniard was a rock in the midfield and handled the responsibility of a defensive-midfielder very well. He also made some forward passes that helped Delhi setup attacking movements.
Milan Singh - 6.5/10
Milan kept thing easy. He made short and simple forward passes that helped the Delhi attackers to trouble the Kerala defence. The 24-year-old also did well defensively.
Florent Malouda - 7/10
Malouda was very effective for the Zambrotta-manged team in the midfield. The French legend put in an exquisite cross into the box, which was headed into the net by Marcelinho. The men in yellow found it nearly impossible to handle the 36-year-old's strength and technique. The former Chelsea man is proving his worth as the team's marquee player.
Marcelinho - 8/10
The Brazilian continued his form against Kerala. Marcelinho, like always, created problems in the wings with his skills and flair. The way he headed the ball over Sandip Nandy to score Delhi's second goal was superb. The 29-year-old is now the top scorer in the league, along with NorthEast United's Emiliano Alfaro.
Kean Lewis - 7.5/10
The Indian attacker was also instrumental for Delhi. Lewis took his goal very calmly and neatly, which showed the confidence the player has. The 24-year-old was the outlet for many of his team's attacks. However, Lewis was at times bettered by Kerala full-back Sandesh Jhingan.
Richard Gadze - 7/10
Gadze pressurised Nandy and forced him to a mistake, from which he setup Lewis to score the first goal of the night. Gadze made things extremely difficult for Kerala centre backs Cedric Hengbart and Ouzin Ndoye. His physicality is very important for the team in the front.
Bruno Pelissari - 6.5/10
The 23-year-old also caused problems for the Kerala defence after coming on. The former Chennaiyin FC man also almost managed to get on the scoresheet.
Badara Badji - N/A
Badji came on too late and couldn't make any impact.
Lalchhawnkima - N/A
Kima also came in late and didn't do much.