Goals and where will they come from, remains the pertinent question for the Kerala Blasters, as Sachin Tendulkar's side, yet again, fired blanks in a 1-0 defeat to the Delhi Dynamos in ISL 2015.
Not even the capacity crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium could inspire this Blasters band of 11 men to find the back of the net, as Richard Gadze struck the winner in the 87th minute, heading home a pinpoint cross from Florent Malouda, to give Delhi victory.
"I thought in the end we could make it a draw," Kerala Blasters manager Peter Taylor said. "Malouda's cross was brilliant for Delhi. Disappointed, but a long way to go."
There is a fair way to go, but after four matches, it is quite clear what the problem is for the Kerala Blasters – scoring goals. Last season as well they struggled to find the back of the net, but their impeccable defence carried them into the playoffs, and eventually the final.
However, the quality of attacking play has increased across the ISL this season, with teams better attuned to score goals, and that means defence alone will not be enough for Kerala, if they harbour hopes of making it to the semifinals.
Taylor might need to have a rethink about his three-man central defence, because, right now, it just isn't working from an attacking point of view.
"There were enough opportunities for us, but not enough quality to take them," Taylor added. "We could have created a lot more chances, but didn't have the quality to finish them. It was a tough one for our goalscorers."
Roberto Carlos was, understandably, a happy man after his team's third consecutive victory in the Indian Super League, with his tactics working perfectly, and the Gadze goal the icing on the cake.
"This is my second [victory] away from home," Carlos said. "The boys played very well and they deserved to win. But this is just the beginning, there is more hard work that needs to be put in."
Roberto Carlos also had special praise for the ridiculously-good crowd in Kochi. "This was a very special crowd so everyone was cheering and clapping," the Brazilian legend added. "Everyone loves football, understands football.
"India loves football and I will remember this day for the rest of my life, this was a special crowd."
Watch the highlights of the ISL 2015 match between Kerala Blasters abd Delhi Dynamos HERE