Delhi Dynamos are eyeing the top position in the league and they will try to grab it by winning against Mumbai City FC in Friday's match of the Indian Super League.
Delhi have been unbeaten in their previous two games and they will be keen on continuing the momentum, but Mumbai City FC also have the potential to dash hopes of a merry Friday night in Delhi.
Although Mumbai lost in their previous game, but one moment of inspiration can change the entire complexion of the game. So the battle will be keenly contested tonight, that's for sure.
IBTimes India looks at the key players -- one foreigner and one Indian -- from both teams who can turn out to be the gamechanger tonight.
John Arne Riise: The ex-Liverpool star has been one of the most influential foreign players in the ISL so far, and his ability to play anywhere in the defence and the midfield has given Delhi Dynamos a definite cutting edge this season. Riise has been lethal with his shots on goal, crosses, as well as defending, and his performance in every game has remained instrumental for the ISL franchisee this time. The Norwegian hasn't assisted any goal so far, but that doesn't mean he has been any less influential in creating the goal-scoring opportunities.
Robin Singh: The Delhi lad is really enjoying his first season of the ISL, but he will rue the fact that he hasn't been able to get on the scoresheet after slotting one in on his debut ISL match. The presence of experienced midfielders like Hans Mulder and Florent Malouda just behind him, the lanky Indian striker has remained a constant threat for opposition defenders. And before leaving for the national team committments following tonight's match, Robin will be desperate to increase his goal tally.
Mumbai City FC
Sony Norde: It will be a deep concern for the Maharashtra outfit when Norde will be unavailable for at least two games after the clash against Delhi tonight, owing to national committments. Anyone who's followed the ISL closely this year will agree to the fact that Norde has been the brightest star in the Mumbai roster this time around. The amount of shots he's taken on target is uncountable, and his pace, penetration, vision, and dribbling abilities make him a dream player for any manager.
Sunil Chhetri: This is the moment for the inspirational Indian talisman to register himself as the topscorer in the ISL now. He currently has seven goals, and is at par with Stiven Mendoza. The partnership between Norde and Chhetri has been a highlight of the ISL this season, and with every passing match, the strength of play between the two increases. The false #9 position allotted to him has definitely brought out the best of him so far, and Indian football fans will now how accurate Chhetri is inside the penalty box.