One of the teams that have made drastic changes in their roster as well as management is side playing out of the capital city, Delhi Dynamos. Apart from one season where they were coached by Roberto Carlos, the team has struggled to do well consistently. Now, after big shuffle up, it is expected that The Lions will be going toe-to-toe with the big boys in the Indian Super League.
The team has invested heavily this season, and what they have got now is one of the best midfields in the tournament. A strong midfield forms the core of the team, which makes both the midfield and attack better, and maybe this will give them the flow that was missing from their game-style last season.
On the other hand, physicality still remains a weakness for this team. In the modern game of football, skills can only get you to a place, but if you want to elevate your game, physicality is something which has become a genuine requirement. Be it set-pieces, or winning crucial headers, Delhi Dynamos might be struggling when it comes to when the ball is heaved up over or towards them.
Coach: Josep Gombau
Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
Serbian striker is bound to bring in the goals for his new side. He has played football in many different countries and will be using his wealth of experience to hit the ground running with Delhi Dynamos.
Indian fullback is already well-established with the national team, and he is expected to be one of the leaders for The Lions. The 25-year-old can be extremely useful at both ends of the pitch for his side.
Fourth place (2016)
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