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Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 Schedule, Match Timings, Dates & Their Venues

The Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 is about to start from the 20th of October, 2019 and will be winding up in March, 2020. There are 10 ISL 2019-20 teams and the new-look ISL 2019 squads will be battling it out for the crown once again. There is a mad rush for ISL 2019 tickets with most having been sold out although you can keep trying your luck in this regard! This will be the 6th season of Indian football’s numero uno league.

The league has witnessed a few changes, notably the replacement of FC Pune City with Hyderabad FC and the defending champions are Bengaluru FC who won their first ISL title by trouncing FC Goa in the previous edition’s final. Delhi Dynamos has been re-branded into Odisha FC, having shifted to Bhubaneswar.

Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 Teams

  • Chennaiyin FC
  • Mumbai City
  • Hyderabad
  • ATK
  • Bengaluru
  • Goa
  • Jamshedpur
  • Odisha FC
  • NorthEast United
  • Kerala Blasters

The biggest thing to look out for is that the ISL will now have a slot for the Asian Champions League (AFC). This almost makes the ISL the premier football league in the country.

Indian Super League (ISL) 2019 Schedule

Date Team Opponent
20th October 2019 Kerala Blasters ATK
21st October 2019 Bengaluru FC NorthEast United
22nd October 2019 Jamshedpur Odisha FC
23rd October 2019 Goa Chennaiyin FC
24th October 2019 Kerala Blasters Mumbai City
25th October 2019 ATK Hyderabad
26th October 2019 NorthEast United Odisha FC
27th October 2019 Chennaiyin FC Mumbai City
28th October 2019 Goa Bengaluru FC
29th October 2019 Jamshedpur Hyderabad
30th October 2019 Chennaiyin FC ATK
31st October 2019 Mumbai City Odisha FC
1st November 2019 NorthEast United Goa
2nd November 2019 Hyderabad Kerala Blasters
3rd November 2019 Jamshedpur Bengaluru FC
6th November 2019 Hyderabad NorthEast United
7th November 2019 Mumbai City Goa
8th November 2019 Kerala Blasters Odisha FC
9th November 2019 ATK Jamshedpur
10th November 2019 Bengaluru FC Chennaiyin FC
23rd November 2019 Bengaluru FC Kerala Blasters
24th November 2019 Odisha FC ATK
25th November 2019 Chennaiyin FC Hyderabad
26th November 2019 Goa Jamshedpur
27th November 2019 NorthEast United Mumbai City
28th November 2019 Chennaiyin FC Odisha FC
29th November 2019 Hyderabad Bengaluru FC
30th November 2019 ATK Mumbai City
1st December 2019 Kerala Blasters Goa
2nd December 2019 Jamshedpur NorthEast United
4th December 2019 Odisha FC Bengaluru FC
5th December 2019 Mumbai City Kerala Blasters
6th December 2019 Jamshedpur Chennaiyin FC
7th December 2019 NorthEast United ATK
8th December 2019 Hyderabad Goa
11th December 2019 Odisha FC Hyderabad
12th December 2019 NorthEast United Chennaiyin FC
13th December 2019 Kerala Blasters Jamshedpur
14th December 2019 Goa ATK
15th December 2019 Bengaluru FC Mumbai City
18th December 2019 NorthEast United Bengaluru FC
19th December 2019 Jamshedpur Mumbai City
20th December 2019 Chennaiyin FC Kerala Blasters
21st December 2019 Hyderabad ATK
22nd December 2019 Goa Odisha FC
25th December 2019 ATK Bengaluru FC
26th December 2019 Chennaiyin FC Goa
27th December 2019 Odisha FC Jamshedpur
28th December 2019 Kerala Blasters NorthEast United
29th December 2019 Mumbai City Hyderabad
2nd January 2019 NorthEast United Jamshedpur
3rd January 2019 Bengaluru FC Goa
4th January 2019 Mumbai City ATK
5th January 2019 Kerala Blasters Hyderabad
6th January 2019 Odisha FC Chennaiyin FC
8th January 2019 Goa NorthEast United
9th January 2019 Bengaluru FC Jamshedpur
10th January 2019 Hyderabad Chennaiyin FC
11th January 2019 Odisha FC Mumbai City
12th January 2019 ATK Kerala Blasters
15th January 2019 Hyderabad Odisha FC
16th January 2019 Chennaiyin FC NorthEast United
17th January 2019 Mumbai City Bengaluru FC
18th January 2019 ATK Goa
19th January 2019 Jamshedpur Kerala Blasters
22nd January 2019 Bengaluru FC Odisha FC
23rd January 2019 Chennaiyin FC Jamshedpur
24th January 2019 Hyderabad Mumbai City
25th January 2019 Goa Kerala Blasters
27th January 2019 ATK NorthEast United
29th January 2019 Odisha FC Goa
30th January 2019 Bengaluru FC Hyderabad
31st January 2019 Mumbai City NorthEast United
1st February 2019 Kerala Blasters Chennaiyin FC
2nd February 2019 Jamshedpur ATK
5th February 2019 Goa Hyderabad
6th February 2019 Mumbai City Jamshedpur
7th February 2019 Chennaiyin FC Bengaluru FC
8th February 2019 ATK Odisha FC
9th February 2019 NorthEast United Kerala Blasters
12th February 2019 Hyderabad Jamshedpur
13th February 2019 Goa Mumbai City
14th February 2019 Odisha FC NorthEast United
15th February 2019 Kerala Blasters Bengaluru FC
16th February 2019 ATK Chennaiyin FC
19th February 2019 Jamshedpur Goa
20th February 2019 NorthEast United Hyderabad
21st February 2019 Mumbai City Chennaiyin FC
22nd February 2019 Bengaluru FC ATK
23rd February 2019 Odisha FC Kerala Blasters

*All matches begin at 7.30 PM IST

Also Read: UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers Schedule

Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 Teams and their Players

Bengaluru FC– Bengaluru FC are the defending champions and will be looking to do a repeat act this season. Cuadrat will be aiming at replicating the superb performance last season. The biggest strength arguably is the leader, the Indian captain, Sunil Chhetri. The club has won the I-League in 2013-14 and 2015-16 as well. The club has bought Ashique Kuruniyan, the Indian footballing star from FC Pune City and should start with Miku departing the club.

It could be an exciting combination of Chhetri and Kuruniyan along with Udanta Kumam. Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Manuel Onwu, Suresh Wangjam and Raphael Augusto are other new arrivals. Sandhu is arguably the country’s best goalkeeper and the strike-force is good. Bheke and Serran lend solidity to the back-line. Miku’s departure does pose a problem although Chhetri will be able to shoulder the load.

Chennaiyin FC- Chennaiyin FC have a tough task ahead and a new-look squad is their hope going forward. They are known for their attacking game and this should take them forward as their biggest strength. Their weakness is however inconsistent form at intervals. They need to retain form consistently in order to be counted as favourites. Gregory will have to work this issue out to land a spot for Chennaiyin FC at the top. Key players to watch out for here would be Dhanpal Ganesh, Anirudh Thapa and of course, Lucian Goian.

NorthEast United: NorthEast United FC have a weakness, having lost their gaffer Eelco Schattorie who led them to the semi-finals in the previous season. They have however signed up Asamoah Gyan, the Ghanian footballer who is a Premier League star and he has been joined by Martin Chaves and Maximiliano Barreiro from Argentina. The attacking unit is strong but the weakness lies in defence since the team let in 18 goals in the previous season. They will rely heavily on either Kai Heerings or Mislav Komorski. Borges’ exit is a major issue and the midfield is a little weak. Milan Singh will have to take immense responsibility.

ATK: ATK will be hoping to make a mark in this edition of the Indian Super League. The team is a two-time ISL winner and had a dismal outing in the last season, finishing at number 6. They now have coach Antonio Lopez Habas who led them to the ISL title in 2014. Roy Krishna, the forward from Fiji, is one of the biggest marquee names for ATK since he is a prolific scorer. Michael Soosairaj and Jobby Justin are other major purchases along with David Williams, Carl McHugh, Agus Garcia, Javi Hernandez, Sehnaj Singh, Salam Ranjan, Anas Edathodika, Michael Regin and Dheeraj Moirangthem. The attacking lineup is excellent, particularly with Balwant Singh, Justin and Krishna at the helm. Anas will add more reliability at the back. The midfield needs more focus if ATK are to shine this season.

Kerala Blasters: Kerala Blasters have brought in Jairo Rodriguez, the Brazilian defender along with Gianni Zuiverloon and Cidoncha along with Arques and Ogbeche. Raphael Messi Bouli, the Cameroon forward has been signed along with the midfielder from Senegal, Mouhamadou Gning. Three new goalkeepers have been signed as well along with local Kerala players like Rahul KP and Arjun Jayaraj. The void left by Sandesh Jhingan has to be made up in defence though the strike force looks decent enough. The appointment of Eelco Schattorie is a major plus point though.

FC Goa: FC Goa does have the ability to make a splash this season. They have the all-time top scorer in the tournament, Coro or Ferran Corominas in their mix along with Edu Bedia, Ahmed Jahouh and Hugo Boumous who are top-rated midfielders. There are defenders Carlos Pena and Mourtada Fall as well. FC Goa should always focus on their free-spirited attacking game while keeping an eye on their defence. Seiminlen Doungel has moved to the club along with Aiban Dohling. Youngsters like Princeton Rebello and Kingslee Fernando will be counted upon this season along with Brandon Fernandes and Mandar Rao Dessai.

Odisha FC: Formerly Delhi Dynamos, Odisha FC have a lot of ground to cover. The team will be missing Lallianzuala Chhangte, the Indian international star who was a vital part of the lineup. Even Pritam Kotal has departed from the team. The team will now be banking on Martin Perez Guedes along with Jerry Mawihmingthanga. Romeo Fernandes and Nandasekar Kumar are good bets as well. Odisha FC has to keep scoring goals at crucial intervals and will be counting on these new signings to fill up the void and keep delivering.

Jamshedpur FC: Jamshedpur FC has always flattered to deceive in the ISL (Indian Super League). Creativity is their biggest forte and Aitor Monroy will have to shoulder the burden in midfield along with Amarjit Singh Kiyam. Piti from Spain will be a key player in the mix as well. They should be doing well this season if they get more out of their new recruits although their original playing styles and positions have been largely changed.

Mumbai City FC: Mumbai City FC will be looking to finally win a league title with a new-look team. Rowllin Borges is the big signing for the team this time around and the midfielder is certainly a major prospect. Raynier Fernandes is another key player along with Modou Sougou and Subhashish Bose. They have good defenders in Sauvik Chakrabarti, Mato Grgic and Valpuia among others. In the midfield, there is also Mohammed Rafique, Diego Carlos, Bipin Singh and Sourav Das among others.

Hyderabad FC: Hyderabad FC have a sorted lineup this season. The back-line looks set with Rafael Lopez Gomez, Gurtej Singh, Adil Ahmed Khan and Matthew Killgallon. Kamaljit Singh is the captain and a quality goalkeeper as well. Marko Stankovic will be a pillar in midfield along with Jesus Benitez, Laldanmawia Ralte, Alwyn George and young players like Abhishek Halder. The strike force comprises of Marcelino Leite Pereira and Deyvison Rogerio Da Silva or Bobo. While the team is excellent on paper, their only weakness could be over-reliance on their foreign stars and the lack of more local Indian talent to bolster the squad.

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