Delhi Dynamos did not have one of the most promising start to their Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 campaign, but they resurrected very soon and have occupied the second position in the points table.
On Tuesday, they will take on NorthEast United FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. If they manage to sneak past the the Highlanders, then they will have a two points lead ahead of FC Pune City, who are currently the table toppers.
Meanwhile, this will be an important game for NorthEast United FC as they were handed a drubbing by the Mumbai City FC (4-1) in their last fixture of ISL 2015. Head coach Cesar Farias would want his boys to be at their prime against Roberto Carlos & co. on Tuesday.
Let us take a look at some of the players from both the sides who can make a difference in this crunch encounter:
Robin Singh: The tall Indian forward scored on his debut for Delhi Dynamos. None can doubt his ability to find the back of the net and he is also an experienced campaigner on the Indian soil. Carlos would want to be at his best against NorthEast United FC as he is also amongst the Indian players who would be leaving for national duty.
Florent Malouda: The French wing wizard has been outstanding upfront and he will be one of the potential threats for the Highlanders during their encounter on Tuesday in New Delhi. Come what may, the former French international should not be allowed any space whatsoever or else it will be rather easy for him to find the back of the net.
Anas Edathodika: This Indian defender has been brilliant in the heart of the Delhi Dyanmos' defense in the ISL 2015. He has been at par with his partner John Arne Riise with a passing accuracy of 89% in this edition of the ISL. His prime focus will be on Nicolas Velez who has the capability of running through the defense.
NorthEast United FC: Nicolas Velez: The Argentine forward has been a crucial player for the Highlanders. Although he has not scored as much as the NorthEast fans expected him to do, with seven more games up their sleeves, he might just turn out to be 'the man' for the NorthEast United FC.
Sanju Pradhan: One would have thought why coach Cesar Farias held him in the substitutes in their game against Mumbai City FC last week. Farias deployed him after they had conceded four goals. Pradhan is fast down the flanks and has skills to outrun the defenders. He should ideally be starting the game alongside the other forwards.
Simao Sabrosa: The former Portugese international did not get much playing time on the field in the ISL 2015. Simao also started against Mumbai City FC but failed to prevail. Being the marquee player, the fans expect a lot from him and so does the coach. Simao brings in a lot of experience into the game and that can prove to be crucial against Delhi Dynamos in ISL match no. 28 on Tuesday.