After a disappointing first season, Mumbai City FC are ready to start afresh and make a real tilt at the ISL title and have assembled a much stronger looking team for the ISL Season Two. Having retained the services of Nicholas Anelka, Subrata Pal and Andre Moritz from last season, Mumbai City FC substantially added some bite up front by picking up Sunil Chhetri in the auctions and signing Sony Norde on loan from Mohun Bagan.Mumbai City FC open their campaign away to local rival FC Pune City on Monday, 5th October and as we build up to the big kick-off of ISL Season Two, we take a look at five players to watch our for from this talented Mumbai City FC squad.
#1 Sunil Chhetri
After having recently broken the record to become India’s all-time leading goal scorer, the ISL brings a new chapter in the career of Sunil Chhetri, who after missing out on Season One is ready to show his class to the world.
Having scored truckloads of goals at various Indian clubs like Mohun Bagan, JCT, East Bengal and now Bengaluru FC, Chhetri is all set to take the city of dreams by storm. Chhetri is the man for the big occasion and has always stepped up to the plate in games which matter the most.
Chhetri’s versatility in the forward areas will be an asset to the Mumbai City FC side. Playing with the likes of Anelka, Sony Norde and Andre Moritz, Mumbai City FC can keep the opposition defenders guessing, with Chhetri being able to interchange with each one of them.
Chhetri was often marked out of games in the I-League last season, but with so many talented players around him, it will be a nightmare for defenders to pick him up, thus allowing him to cause all sorts of problems for the opposition backline.