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ISL 2017/18 Fantasy: Tips for FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters

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435   //    02 Feb 2018, 19:20 IST

Kerala Blasters are looking to turn their season around
Kerala Blasters are looking to turn their season around

Match 62 of ISL 2017/18 sees FC Pune City take on Kerala Blasters. Both teams won their last match. Kerala and will be looking for a win that will keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive, while FC Pune City will look to go to the top.

Goalkeeper

Vishal Kaith: The youngster, since returning from injury, has done well proving a reliable last line of defence for FC Pune City. With FC Pune City having conceded just 12 goals, the joint lowest in ISL 2017/18, Kaith is a must pick for your teams.

Defenders

Rafa Lopez: The experienced defender has led FC Pune City’s defence, guiding the inexperienced defenders around him. The Spaniard is calm on the ball and starts FC Pune City’s attack with his distribution from the back. He has also proved to be a threat on set pieces. He has attempted the second most passes by an FC Pune City player. He also has made 33 tackles so far, second most by an FC Pune City defender.

Lalruatthara: The Kerala Blasters left-back has enthralled in his first ISL season. The 22-year-old has been impressive both defensively and offensively. He has attempted 58 tackles so far, the second most in ISL 2017/18.

Wes Brown: The English veteran was ignored for the first few matches. However, since his introduction to the starting line-up, Brown has impressed with his range of passing and organization of the defence.

Midfielders

Marcos Tebar: Spanish midfielder Tebar has been excellent so far, controlling the midfield with his passing and vision. He has completed 553 passes so far, the most by an FC Pune player and has also chipped in with two assists so far. Tebar’s all-round game means he is impossible to ignore in your fantasy teams

Adil Khan: Adil Khan has proved to be the most complete Indian midfielder of ISL 2017/18 so far. He has scored four goals, the joint-most by any Indian midfielder in this season. The curly haired midfielder has attempted 32 tackles in 10 matches, the most by any Indian midfielder so far.

CK Vineeth: After failing to score in his first three matches, Vineeth has scored three goals out of the five matches he has completed 90 minutes. The Kerala-born player's pace and lethal finishing make him a must pick for your fantasy teams.

Courage Pekuson: Pekuson has arguably been the best player for Kerala Blasters. The 23-year-old has impressed with his energy, versatility and all-round play. The Ghanian has been involved in most of Kerala’s good work going forward, assisting four goals, the most by a Kerala player. He has also attempted 20 shots so far, the most by a Kerala player.

Forwards

Iain Hume: Iain Hume helped Kerala Blasters overcome Delhi Dynamos last day. He is the top scorer for the Blasters with five goals and his team are to come away with a positive, result Hume has to fire.

Alfaro: Emiliano Alfaro ended his five-match goalless run by scoring the winner against ATK. He has now scored six goals and has surpassed his last season’s tally. With Kerala Blasters defence struggling, Alfaro has a chance to add to his tally.

Marcelinho: Marcelinho provided two assists against ATK helping FC Pune win the match. The Brazilan has now provided seven assists, the most by any player in ISL 2017/18. Overall, the 30-year-old has contributed 13 goals (six goals and seven assists), only Coro has contributed more goals. FC Pune City’s captain has attempted 26 shots, the most by an FC Pune City player

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