As Indian super league season 5 is set to start, Bengaluru FC would want to get one step ahead than they did last season. They had an great campaign last season but were unfortunate to lose in the final. After having an extraordinary season Bengaluru FC players were targeted by the other clubs. They did lose a couple of key players who played a major role in the last season of Indian super league. They lost Subhasish Bose who played a major role as a left back for BFC last season and also John Johnson. He also played a major in defense. They also lost Tony Dovale. They not only lost major signings but also a manager from Spain. Albert Roca. As west blocks blues and other stands of kanteerva chanted . Parth jindal went to Spain and had a cup mocha he brought us back a manager his name is Albert Roca. It is sad for the Bengaluru FC as they wouldn’t be chanting that from next season that as they have a new manager Carles Caudrat. They also will be excited to see the new manager continue the success the club has had over these years. They also have made some new singings for the coming season.  Let us have a look at the team list

Goalkeepers
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu  (8.0)

Gurpreet will look to continue his fine form at goal. He also has extended his contract with BFC. He will be vital for Bengaluru FC success tomorrow. Fans will hope his long balls to Chhetri will continue as it helped them score a lot of times. They also will look to see him at top form between the two posts.

Soram Poirei (6.0)

He will be the second choice goalkeeper for Bengaluru FC this season. He was part of Bengaluru FC back in 2013. He was there till 2015 and then he moved to the north East Side Aiswal FC. When Poirei was asked about his return to Bengaluru FC. It feels great to be back at the club where I made some amazing memories; winning my first I-League title and the Federation Cup. The atmosphere at this club is amazing and everybody is professional in their approach. We have some top players in the squad and it should be a great learning experience once again. It’s going to be a challenging season but I’m looking forward to it,” said Poirei after penning a one-year-deal.

Aditya Patra ( 4.0)

He will be the third choice keeper for BFC. He plays the under 21 matches regularly for BFC. With time and effort. He could Improve and be a much better player.

Defenders

Nishu Kumar (7.0)

If you are happy and you know it  shout “nishu”. Nishu. If you are happy and you know it and you really wanna shout “nishu”. Nishu.

What a player he has turned out to be. We’ve only seen him improve over the years. He also got a call for international duties. After coming on as a substitute most of last season. It will be a total different thing for him this season as he would be starting a lot of games for BFC this season.  He will look to be at top of his form this season.

Rahul Bheke  (8.0)

Bheke bheke  bheke

He will also play a crucial role this season. He will most likely play as a right back most of the time unless manager feels it’s required to make him play as a center half. With crossing being pin point, it can help BFC a lot.

Juanan  (7.0)

He will continue to play as a center back for BFC. BFC will hope that he doesn’t do the silly errors at the back . The 30-year-old central defender made his debut for the Blues in the 2016 AFC Cup and even scored a memorable goal in Bengaluru FC’s 3-1 win over defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim in the semifinals at the Fortress. Juanan also played an important role in the Blues’ second Federation Cup triumph in Cuttack in May 2017.

Rino Antho (6.0)

He made his return to the club this season. He played for Kerala blaster last season. He was part of the BFC team that won I league and also the Federation Cup. He went on loan to Kerala blaster. He came back to  BFC this season. He will have fight hard for a place in the starting 11. He did play the AFC Cup. He was poor both the AFC cup matches. He will look sharpen up for a place in the starting lineup.

Albert Serran

Bengaluru FC announced the signing of 34-year-old centre-back Albert Serran, ahead of their Indian Super League campaign, set to kick off in a month’s time. A widely travelled defender, Serran joins the Blues as their seventh foreign signing, having turned out for Carles Cuadrat’s men in two pre-season friendlies, against Villarreal CF B and FC Barcelona B.

Harmojt Singh Kabra  (6.0)

He barely played last season due to injuries. He did have a bit of game time in AFC Cup. He will look to get more game time under his sleeve this season.

Midfielders

Eric Paratalu  (8.0)

The tall Australian midfielder who plays defensive midfield for Bengaluru FC will be crucial for them this season. He was a vital player for BFC last season too. He extended his contact with BFC. He will look to help BFC win ISL this season.

Dimas Delgado  (8.0)

He is the Spanish magician for Bengaluru FC. He gets the things going for Bengaluru FC. His creativity will be the key for Bengaluru FC. He will look to stay injury free unlike last season.

Kean Francis Lewis  (7.0)

Having come on from the bench in the  AFC cup he had a good game. He got his crosses in brilliantly and got himself an assist too, as he partly got his head to one of the crosses. Although Bengaluru FC left it late that match, Kean Lewis had a good game.

Boithang Haokip  (6.0)

He started the game for Bengaluru FC ahead of Keane Lewis in the AFC cup tie but wasn’t that effective in the game. He will have to fight for his place in the starting lineup with BFC having made new signings.

Xisco Hernandez

Bengaluru Football Club have roped in winger Francisco ‘Xisco’ Hernández Marcos on a one-year-deal. The 28-year-old winger who can also operate as a second striker and a play-maker becomes the sixth foreigner in the current squad and ninth Spaniard to play for the Blues since 2013.  He has been  good for the blues in the pre-season and will look to continue his good run off from.

Ajay Chhetri

Young talented who plays as a midfielder for Bengaluru FC. He is the upcoming talent for Bengaluru FC. He is an exceptional talent. He will be the future of BFC with years to come  .

Forwards

Chencho Gyeltshen (8.0)

The Bhutanese forward who played for I league team Minerva Punjab. He was the star of the I league last season. He will look to be the star of isl this season. He has joined a team which team which already had a bolster attack.

Nicolas Fedor Flores (Miku)  (10.0)

The player who took ISL to a whole new level last season. He scored 20 goals in 15 matches last season. He was second in the list of top goal scorers. He played a vital part in Bengaluru FC reaching the finals. Unfortunately they did lose in the final. He is an important player for Bengaluru FC this season too. They will look to win it this time around.

Undanta Singh  (8.0)

The flash of Bengaluru FC. His pace can tear teams apart. He is an amazing young talent not only for Bengaluru FC but for India too. He has to improve on his decision making. If he does do that. He being in good form will be the key for Bengaluru FC.

Thongkhosiem Haokip  (5.0)

He will look to do well every time he gets a chance. It will be hard for him to play first team football. He has a lot of competition.

Sunil Chhetri  (10.0)

He is a captain leader legend for Bengaluru FC and India. What a player. He runs non stop. He gives his all each time he gets on the field . He will be extremely vital for Bengaluru FC. He is an amazing inspirational figure to the squad which is required in every squad. He was the third top scorer for Bengaluru FC last season below Ferran Telechea, Nicolas Fedor Flores (Miku). He will look to perform well for them, and see if they can win ISL this season.

Reserves

Anganba  (goalkeeper)
Bidyananda Singh  ( midfield)
Altamash Sayed (midfield)
Sairuat Kima  (defense)
Asheer Akhtar  ( defense)

Gursimrat Singh Gill  (defense)

Manager

Carles Cuadrat

He has been as an assistant manager earlier. He will look to do well as manager in his first season for Bengaluru FC. He will look to continue Bengaluru FC streak of winning a trophy in all five years. He has got some major signings. He has had a good pre-season playing with Barcelona B, Villarreal B. He will hope to  see his side win the ISL this season.

Pre-season record

Bengaluru FC had a decent pre-season. They lost to Barcelona B and Villarreal B. They also lost in the AFC CUP. They did win the rest of the matches apart from these by a large margin as well. They will hope to win matches in ISL too with a large margin.

They take on Chennaiyin FC in the opening fixture. It starts where it ended. They played Chennaiyan last season finals. They did lose the finals. They will look turn things around this time around and beat them.

Can BFC turn things around this time and beat Chennaiyan?

BFC fans will hope that they do.