The current Indian Super League Season is in full flow no. The race for the ISL Golden Boot is heating up and we are witnessing some of the top foreign strikers embracing the stage. So let’s have a look at the top 5 goalscorers leading the chart for the current ISL season for their respective teams:-
5. Aridane Santana – 4 Goals (Hyderabad FC)
Hyderabad FC‘s Aridane Santana has currently 4 goals from 5 matches at a rate of 0.8 goals per game. A proper No. 9 imposing his physicality in the game always a nightmare for the defender a nuisance in the box and a threat from set-pieces. Odisha FC ser made a massive mistake letting Aridane go away because they are certainly missing his presence.
Also, he provides defensive assurances when defending set-pieces. The Spanish forward is a complete contributor to the team can be seen from the stat 2.2 tackles per game,1 block, and 1 interception per game is very decent for a striker. His partnership with emerging Liston Colaco can only be good news for the Nizams.
4. Roy Krishna – 5 Goals (ATK Mohun Bagan)
Roy Krishna is continuing his scintillating form following it up from last season. The player is awarded as ISL Player of the Month for November month. The Fijian is on a hot streak currently with 5 goals at fatal 0.83 goals per game.
His pace and darting runs between the center-backs are causing havoc. Under Antonio Haba’s system, he is putting very decent defensive returns. ATK Mohun Bagan manager Habas plays on the quality of his strikers solid defensively and hitting teams on the break with the pace and chemistry of Roy Krishna, David Williams, and Manvir Singh.
3. Adam le Fondre – 5 Goals (Mumbai City FC)
Adam le Fondre is another excellent forward picked up from the Australian Football League. The British forward is scoring at a rate of 0.7 goals per game for his side. He has been crucial to guide Mumbai City FC to the top of the table after 6 league fixtures.
He has vast experience in lower leagues of English Football and scoring tons of goals every season so he has that touch and predatory instincts and game intelligence.
2.Nerijus Valskis – 6 Goals (Jamshedpur FC)
Last season’s Chennaiyin FC squad is special they created a lot of high-quality chances under Owen Coyle. So, had doubts when he moved to Jamshedpur FC he may not have the same service in front of goal but up till now his form has been sensational Scoring at the rate of 0.86 goals per game and Jacke Chand Singh has been a major supplier for those goals.
If he maintains his form it would be an easy task for The Men of steel to qualify for play-offs.
1.Igor Angulo – 6 Goals (FC Goa)
The Gaurs have their reservations when FC Goa board decided to part ways with Coro but after watching their latest acquisition scoring goals for fun they should have no complaints.
He is currently the top scorer for FC Goa and ISL, leading the attacking line the fact that on average he is making just 12 passes a game shows his lack of team contribution he strives on feeding scraps and his finishing qualities.
His link-up play with players like Brandon Fernandes and Spanish Jorge Ortiz has been good at times. He sometimes fades away from games but comes up with crucial goals. FC Goa massively rely on him for goals other players are very good at other skills but lack that anticipation and goal poaching skills.
Indian strikers are putting a horror flop show in front of the goal currently, no Indian player has scored more than 3 goals. They are hesitant in front of a goal and if they aren’t they don’t possess the quality to finish of chances. Teams are over-reliant on foreign players to score the goals.
Apart from Sunil Chettri, I think Manvir Singh is putting decent shifts keeping David Williams out of the Playing eleven for Atk Mohun Bagan. Liston Colaco has been bright light for Hyderabad FC very good technically.
On the positive side, lots of Indian players are leading assist charts for their clubs. As Adam le Fondre said in an interview Indian players have the technique but do not have in-game intelligence.
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