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ISL 2017: 5 reasons why Kerala Blasters can win the title

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17.92K   //    05 Nov 2017, 21:13 IST

India's most popular football tournament, the Indian Super League (ISL), is set to kick-start its new installment on November 17th. With the tournament expanded this season, there will be 10 teams, we will witness an intense battle for the title.

The two-time runners-up Kerala Blasters have spent some big money this season and have bagged some big names on their roster. With René Meulensteen, who worked with Manchester United's legendary manager Alex Ferguson, at the helm of the Yellow Army, the Blasters are one of the favorites to lift the silverware this year. The ever energetic fans at Kochi will hope that with their never-ending support, the Blasters will turn luck by their side this season.

Now, let us see five reasons that make Kerala Blasters one of the title challengers.

#1 CK Vineeth, Ian Hume and Dimitar Berbatov (CID)

Berbatov will form the 'D' in Kerala's CID attack
Berbatov will form the 'D' in Kerala's CID attack

Kerala Blasters had won the hearts of the fans by retaining their favorite star CK Vineeth as the local boy had a huge role to play in the team reaching finals last time around. Ian Hume, the top scorer in the Indian Super League and the fans' all-time favorite star has returned to the Yellow Army.

Dimitar Berbatov has been a star in the English Premier League and has played for some big clubs around the world like Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Monaco. Berbatov has scored 280 goals for his clubs and also 48 goals from 78 games for his national team, and has a lot of firepower left in him to fire for the Kerala Blasters.

With Dimitar Berbatov joining the stars of the of ISL -- CK Vineeth and Ian Hume, Blasters fans will hope that the new attacking trio CID will put the ball in the opposition net often this season

Also read: ISL 2017: Iain Hume overwhelmed by fans' reception at Kerala Blasters jersey launch

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