ISL 2017: Top 5 defenders from week 6
The 6th week of ISL 2017 has seen some surprising results from Bengaluru FC losing back-to-back home games, to defending champions ATK getting their first win of the season under the belt.
This week has seen just 8 goals in 5 games and had just one game with both sides finding the back of the net. We have seen quite a few brilliant defensive performances. On that note let’s see who made their mark in our top 5 defenders segment from week 6:
Lalchhuanmawia Fanai - FC Pune City
The 28-year-old left-back reserved his best performance for the most important occasion and was one of the main reasons behind keeping the high-flying Gaurs silent. Playing at home, FC Goa were the clear favorites after scoring 14 goals in their last 3 games. However, Chhuantea's brilliant work in defence helped FC Pune City to keep their 2nd clean-sheet of the season.
Chhuantea blocked 3 shots and made 4 clearances to keep the Goan attack at bay. He also attempted 10 tackles in the game, which was the highest by a player in the entire game. Despite all the dirty work, Fanai who has already received a red card this season, didn’t get a single caution from the referee.