Indian Super League 2018
After the international break, the premier tournament of the Indian football resumes its campaign. The first match since the hiatus will be between the two-time former champions ATK as they travel to the capital city to take on Delhi Dynamos.
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
When: October 17, 07:30 PM, IST
ATK have been going through a torrid time this season. What was expected to be the year of resurgence for the side, has sadly seen things turn sour. Coach Steve Coppell is reputed managed and in his first stint in the Indian Super League, he guided Jamshedpur FC to a respectable fifth position in the table. His philosophy of playing football worked well in these gruelling conditions. Unfortunately, right now he would be plucking his hair in disbelief at the state of his team. Given the talent they have and the signing ATK has made in the pre-season, it is unimaginable for football experts to see them struggling as they have in the first two games.
Meanwhile, their opponents Delhi Dynamos have had a strong start to the season. They have only played one game in this campaign and dominated the majority of the contest against FC Pune City. The team has seen a wholesale of changes being made within the roster as well as in the coaching department. Delhi Dynamos look like a new outfit who are finally found the right balance and can be considered as a problem for other contenders in the Indian Super League.
Here, we are going to grab your attention to a different fantasy site named Fantain.com. This is again a sports fantasy website which has just started and is easily available on the Google Play Store for Android users.
Alike any other sports fantasy website, this works both as an application on your mobile phone and as a website on your desktop screen. At the initial stage, they are only covering 3 sports, namely Cricket, Football and Kabaddi but are expected to raise their market in the near future with some additional sports.
Just like any other fantasy sports website you have to sign-in click here-
From there you can download the free Android App on your smartphone or can sign-in directly from the website by clicking on the sport you want to cash-in. Here is a preview of the homepage;
Once you click on the sport you want to play, well, in this case, it is Football you will be directed to the page where all the fixtures of the game will be listed. You just have to click the ‘Login’ tab and then a pop-up screen will appear showing the process of your sign-up.
You can also log in through your Facebook ID.
On registration, once you register mobile no and email, you get 20 salary points.
Once you verify your PAN no, you get 20 salary points.
Goalkeepers: Avilash Paul, Debjit Majumder, Arindam Bhattacharya
Defenders: Airbolang Khongjee, Gerson Vierira, John Johnson, Arnab Mondal, Ricky Lallawmawma, Sena Ralte, Andre Bikey, Prabir Das
Midfielders: Noussair El Maimouni, Cavin Lobo, Komal Thatal, Manuel Lanzarote (C), Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Pronay Halder, , Hitesh Sharma, Yumnam Singh, Malsawmzuala, Sheikh Faiaz
Forwards: Balwant Singh, Jayesh Rane, Everton Santos, Kalu Uche
Goalkeepers: Albino Gomes, Francisco Dorronsoro, Shayan Roy
Defenders: Amit Tudu, Gianni Zuiverloon, Jayananda Moirangthem, Marti Crespi, Mohammad Sajid Dhot, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal, Rana Gharami
Midfielders: Adria Carmona, Nanda Kumar, Marcos Tébar, Romeo Fernandes, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Siam Hanghal, Pradeep Mohanraj, Bikramjeet Singh, Vinit Rai, Rene Mihelic, Shubham Sarangi
Forwards: Andrija Kaluđerović, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Seiminmang Manchong
Debjit (GK), Khongjee, Johnson, Gerson, Lallawmawma, Rane, Halder, Lyngdoh, Santos, Lanzarote, Uche
Dooronsoro (GK), Kotal, Gharami, Gianni, Das, Chhangte, Vinit, Tebar, Mihelic, Kaludjerovic, Romeo.
It is very easy to make a Fantain fantasy team, like any other fantasy team you get 100 salary points here from which you can select your desired players.
Here, only your skills for the game and how you invest your salary points will matter the most. Here you have a choice to select 3-5 Midfielders, 3-5 defenders, 1-3 Forwards and 1 Goalkeeper.
The best part of this app is you can select 3 substitutes from the two squads. If these players perform well on the pitch then their points will be multiplied by 0.5. Ergo, you will have three players who will be giving you more points and no salary points are required in selecting these substitutes.
Here is how you make your team:
Among the Midfielders, we have taken the likes of Rene Mihelic from Delhi Dynamos. He plays as the number 10 for the team and has been given the responsibilities over set-pieces, which can always result in points in terms of goals and assists.
From ATK, we have taken Manuel Lanzarote and Pronay Halder. Lanzarote has garnered the reputation of being a potent goal-scorer, but he is yet to display the same kind of form he had when he was at FC Goa. Pronay Halder is a competent holding midfielder, and his presence on the pitch only gives ATK a better stability going forward.
While picking the defenders, we have gone for Pritam Kotal and Rana Gharami from the hosts. The pair had a solid outing in the last game, and we expect them to emulate similar performances throughout the campaign for Delhi Dynamos.
From the visitors, Aiborlang Khongjee, Gerson Fraga Viera and Ricky Lallawmawma have been selected. Due to the absence of Ralte, Ricky will be given a chance to start the game in the left-back slot. Khongjee and Gerson are arguably the most important as well as experienced defenders for ATK.
Forwards are the one who score the majority of the goals for the team, and we have selected one from either team in Fantain Fantasy Team.
Andrija Kaluderovic has a wealth of experience, as the Serbian has practised his craft in different leagues in his professional career. His signing has been a boost for Delhi Dynamos and has already become a vital asset for the team.
Brazilian forward Everton Santos has returned from his trip with the national team. That in itself would be a huge motivation for the ATK player to have represented his country and maintain the momentum he has generated while playing football.
Since we can only choose one goalkeeper, we will be choosing Delhi Dynamo’s Francisco Dorronsoro Sanchez as the man between the sticks. ATK are having issues with their defence, and that would imply conceding goals has been a big problem.
After all, this is done, you have to choose your captain and vice-captain whose points will be multiplied by 2 and 1.5 respectively.
The new feature in this app is selecting the substitutes. Here, you can select three players whom you have missed in your Fantain fantasy team but you have an option to select them as substitutes and if they play and earn some points, those points will be multiplied by 0.5.
In this category, we are going with Marcos Tebar Ramiro, Noussair El Maimouni and Lallianzuala Chhangte.
So, here’s our Fantain fantasy team.
Please note: The team we have provided here is based on our analysis and understanding. You can go with the same team or you can choose your own.