Atletico de Kolkata will be in confident mood when they will play Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 Match 10 at the Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday.
One can actually refer to this match as the clash of the titans - one seeking revenge and the other looking to outclass the upbeat visitors in the first home match of ISL 2015 in front of 120,000 fans.
The stadium surely is going to turn into a cauldron when these two heavyweights lock horns on Tuesday.
Let's take a look at the players who can make a difference in this clash:
Atletico de Kolkata: Borja Fernandez: 'Captain Fantastic,' as the fans are calling him this season here in Kolkata, will play a major role in midfield. The midfield guardian is capable of controlling the play. He will have to make up for the absence of Ofense Nato as well. A huge task lies ahead for Borja on Tuesday.
Arata Izumi: Izumi made his first start of the ISL 2015 against FC Goa and made an impact straightaway. The player of the match against FC Goa will be looking forward to delivering a similar performance against Kerala Blasters as well. Blasters will be wary of his strengths as he can be very dangerous in the no. 10 position.
Javi Lara: This Spanish wing-wizard has been very effective down the two flanks. He has made quite an impact in the first two games of the ISL 2015 and the fans have already witnessed his freekick abilities. If given space down the wings, he can run through any defence in no time and can produce delicious crosses into the penalty box.
Kerala Blasters: Mohammed Rafi: This Kerala-born player played an important role in the first game against NorthEast United FC in Kochi. Rafi can cover a lot of distance during the 90 minutes of the game. He has already scored a goal in ISL 2015 and coach Taylor will expect him to be at his best against the defending champions. Rafi did not get to start the last game against Mumbai City FC and Taylor indicated at the press conference on Monday that Rafi might play from the beginning against Atletico de Kolkata.
Sanchez Watt: This talented English forward has shown his skills in the first two matches and Atletico de Kolkata will have to be very strong defensively in order to stop the former Arsenal man. His understanding with the wide men and the midfield has been pretty good. He is surely one of the players to watch out for against Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday.
Carlos Marchena: The Spanish defender -- the marquee player for the Kerala Blasters this season -- has been declared fit to play and will look to lead the defence. He will bringing truckloads of international experience with him, which might prove to be crucial for the visitors. With Marchena in the defence, life will be difficult for the Atletico de Kolkata forwards on Tuesday.