FC Pune City and FC Goa kick-start Round 8 of ISL Fantasy as we enter the second half of the league stage in Hero Indian Super League 2016. As regards goal-scoring, South Americans have gone like a bomb with Emiliano Alfaro and Marcelinho occupying the top two positions on the scoring charts. However, there have been quite a few domestic talents who have shown the world they are no less impressive. Here we take a look at the best performing value-for-money Indian buys so far this season.
Karanjit Singh (Chennaiyin FC, Rs 5.2 crore)
With Subrata Paul out injured at present, Karanjit Singh is the next best performing domestic custodian in the league on points per game basis. Debjit Majumder has accumulated 27 points, two more than Karanjit, but the Atlético de Kolkata shot-stopper has done so having made four more starts than his Chennaiyin counterpart. Karanjit has made three starts for the Super Machans and is yet to be beaten in Hero ISL 2016, registering three clean sheets so far. He has made 15 saves and is surely a prudent choice as the backup keeper if not first choice in your ISL Fantasy team.
Mehrajuddin Wadoo (Chennaiyin FC, Rs 6.1 crore)
Mehrajuddin Wadoo along with Sena Ralte are the highest scoring domestic defenders in ISL Fantasy with 40 points. The Chennaiyin right-back, however, has played one game fewer as he has carried his form from Hero ISL 2015 into the ongoing season to cement his reputation as one of the most consistent performers in the league. Wadoo has helped the Super Machans to three clean sheets this year and has also scored once. He bagged a Hero-of-the-Match award earlier in the season and has recovered 12 balls for Chennai so far, making him a smart buy at Rs 6.1 crore.
Milan Singh (Delhi Dynamos FC, Rs 5.2 crore)
Milan Singh has taken his opportunity in Delhi’s starting eleven with both hands accumulating 25 points. The energetic and dynamic Lions midfielder has made his presence felt both in attack and defence this season. He has recovered 15 balls this year and scored the equaliser in the Dynamos’ 1-1 draw against Pune. The 24-year-old midfielder has also won an ISL-Emerging-Player-of-the-Match award in Hero ISL 2016 and seems to be growing in stature with every passing game.
Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC, Rs 9.6 crore)
Although he may come across as a little expensive at Rs 9.6 crore in ISL Fantasy, Jeje Lalpekhlua is worth his weight in gold. The top-scoring Indian in the history of the league, Jeje has 35 points and has scored twice besides providing two assists. He seems to be hitting top form at the perfect time for the reigning champions and is a must for your team. Jeje also has two Hero-of-the-Match awards to his name this year.