With the ISL 2017 drafting of players almost done, and the teams well set, this time ISL is boasting of really good players. The fourth season of Indian Super League is scheduled to start in October 2017. Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC is the two new clubs who will join the previous eight teams. As per reports, the league will expand to five months instead of three months. Here is our list of top 5 best players in ISL 2017 that could have a major impact.
#5 Lucian Goian
Mumbai FC found the best man to stop the leaking goals. An imposing figure at the back, the central defender is what any coach would want at the back, tall and strong. Although 34 this time, he would love to repeat that performance.
#4 Jeje Lalpekhlua
No eye brows were raised when the 26-year-old man from North Eastern state was given 1.3 crores by Chennaiyan FC to play for them. Jeje has been a kind of revelation of late and has been performing exceedingly well for both the national as well as a club team. His pace and never say die attitude is infectious. He seems to be a man of destiny and the time ahead is really bright for him.
#3 Iain Hume
The Canadian has been the marquee player in the ISL since its inception. The all-time leading scorer in the league has won silverware for his team and most recently won the ISL with ATK last season. With his goal scoring prowess and experience, he will come in handy in the tough Indian conditions. Though this time he will ply his trade in the Kerela Blasters team. The opposition team better be aware of the bald marksmen.
#2 John Johnson
Another Bengaluru FC man, he has been synonymous with the team. Ever since Bengaluru FC entered the I-League in 2013, he has been with them and most importantly been performing exceedingly well for them. His experience in playing in the Indian conditions will certainly come in handy in the ISL. He will strengthen the defence of the team.
#1 Sunil Chettri
The golden boy of Indian football and the leading scorer for Indian national team, Sunil Chettri is the most sought after player in the league. His prowess is proven by the fact that he single handedly put Mumbai City FC in the semis in the last edition. He is in red hot form right now and Bengaluru FC has done well to retain him. He might well turn out to be this season’s top scorer. And given his star attraction, grounds are going to fill up for this diminutive striker. He is one of the best players in ISL 2017.