5 Chennaiyin Fc
Chennaiyin Fc were Champions in 2015. But they failed to repeat the same magic in 2016. On paper, the Chennaiyin FC may not have star studded attackers but they have Indian attackers who are known for their worth in the past season.
Chennaiyin Fc has the Indian Internation,Jeje lalpekhlua, jaime gavial, Mohammed Rafi, Jude Nwaruh and Gregory Nelson.
So the head coachJohn Gregory has a lot of options. If one combination doesn’t fire, he has other options to try.
We all know that Atk was the strongest team both on paper and on pitch. In all the seasons they bought the best players they could for their budget and that is the reason why they became champions twice in the past seasons.
ATK has bought former manchester United players Teddy sheringham and manchester united’s academy graduate Ashley Westwood. ATK has strong squad overall.
As we know this year only 2 teams have decided to have a marquee player and Atk is one of them. They have signed the 37 year old Republic of Ireland legend Robbie Keane for a whopping price of 6.8 to 9.2 crores.
They have also signed Zeawinha, a protugese U-20international, Njazi Kuqi, a Finnish striker and also the Indian international Robin Singh.
These options make ATK a strong side in the attacking front.
3 FC Pune city
Pune city FC has always managed to have a good team but failed to qualify for playoffs. The management doesn’t want the same results to be repeated this year and therefore they have made some great signings for the upcoming season.
They have signed Marcelinho, Emiliano Alfaro, Kean Lewis, and Diego Carlos. These players have shown their worth earlier. The coach may go with the foreigners in the attacking front. So undoubtedly Pune city fc has a strong attacking line-up this season.