Head Coach: Jorge Costa (Portugal)
After five season, Mumbai City FC will finally look to go all the way this season after falling desperately short on multiple occasions in the past. The Islanders made it through to the knockout stages by virtue of their third-placed finish last season but came up short against a resilient FC Goa side in the semi-final.
There is a renowned sense of optimism going in to the new season and this has been echoed by manager Jorge Costa as well as captain Paulo Machado.
Mumbai City FC have a larger squad this season and will look to make it count. With games coming thick and fast, they can afford to rotate their key players in order to keep them fresh for the business end of the tournament.
MCFC will aim to seal in the spot in the top-four at the very least as they look to go two steps further than last season, according to their CEO Indranil Das Blah. Modou Sougou, Mumbai's goalscoring sensation from last season, will look to carry on from where he left off and his ability in front of goal will be crucial to their title hopes.