Player ratings for Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru
Kerala Blasters came into the game after a disappointing loss to FC Goa. The team looked confident during the first half and was playing well. However, a horrendous second half show made all the difference as the team lost yet another game. This stretched their winless streak to 5 games.
Bengaluru FC, after initial hiccups which led the Blasters to score first, rose in confidence and pounced on the mistakes by the yellow army to win the game. The team is now 4th in the table with 9 points in their bag.
Lets look at how the players performed from both the teams.
Albino Gomez – 6.5
The player looked good initially and even saved a penalty from Sunil Chhetri. However, a poor show in the second half combined with the mistakes from the defense led to the downfall.
Nishu Kumar – 7
He had a decent performance and was looking good amid the defensive errors from other team mates.
Bakary Kone – 6.5
The player was not clinical on the pitch compared to previous games and even gave away a penalty.
Lalruatthara – 5.5
One of the worst performers in the team today, he was unable to fill the void left by Costa. His mistakes often left the Blasters defense open leading to easy goals from Bengaluru FC.
Vicente Gomez – 7
A decent performance, he controlled the mid-field, contributing both in defense and the attacks.
Jeakson Singh – 6.5
The player was unable to have any impact and allowed the Bengaluru attackers to close in on the final third and create goal-scoring chances.
Facundo Pereyra – 6.5
He looked good but was unable to contribute much as the team demanded.
Prasanth – 6.5
The player looked good on the right flank providing through balls and creating runs. However, it was his mistake which led Sunil Chhetri to score the header.
Rahul KP – 8
One of the stand out performers on the team. It was his goal that opened the scoring for the yellow army. The player grew in confidence afterward and performed well as the Blasters made their attacks. He also had a few crucial defensive interceptions.
Jordan Murray – 7
His support in the attacks was influential as the Blasters scored 2 goals. The player also had good shots on target although they did not convert into goals.
Gary Hooper – 7
After almost zero involvement in the first four games, the player was expected to have some impact today. He did just that as he made a great run and provided Rahul KP with an assist which led to a goal. He was involved in the game but lost the ball a few times in crucial positions.
Substitutes: Jessel – 6, Rohit – 6, Sandeep – 6, Seityasen – 6
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu – 6
The player looked out of confidence as he failed to clear the ball in the two goals that the Blasters hit. The first was a near post goal which he was close to. However, he couldn’t stop the ball as the Blasters opened the goal scoring in the match.
Pratik Chaudhari – 6.5
The player was not clinical and often left the defense open as KBFC easily entered the final third on the pitch.
Juanan – 6.5
A decent performance although he was not much clinical in defense.
Khabra – 7
The player was solid as he kept the Blasters attacks in check.
Suresh Wangjam – 7
The youngster is growing in confidence after every match as he continues to be named in the starting XI. The player justified his name in the team sheet today and had a decent performance as the team won the match.
Paartalu – 7
He scored the sceond goal for the team through as assist by Ashique Kuruniyan. The player was also good in the midfield and had 2 shots on target and a cross as well.
Dimas Delgado – 8
Hero of the match, he was influential in the midfield and created 3 chances as the team controlled the game. He even scored a goal through an assist by Cleiton Silva.
Cleiton Silva – 7.5
The player opened the scoring for the team and also provided an assist to Dimas Delgado as he pounced on the mistake by Albino Gomes and Lalruatthara.
Ashique – 6.5
The player wasn’t involved much on the field barring an assist to Erik Paartalu which led to the second goal for the team.
Kristian opseth – 6.5
He had a decent performance and helped his team in creating good attacks.
Sunil Chhetri – 7
He missed a penalty early into the second half. However, he soon regained his confidence and hit a powerful header from distance to give the team a 4-2 lead.
Substitutes: Brown – unrated, Muirang – unrated, Fran – 7, Udanta – 6