How Aizawl Would Lineup For The 2017/18 I-League Campaign?

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The champions Aizawl Fc belonging to a fairy tale of football history in India for crowning themselves as the most extraordinary winners of the tournament this year are about to set their journey to topple the odds once again to make the prize to their name.

The mountainous club will begin their immense title defense season against the yellow and red brigade of East Bengal on Tuesday. The season ahead is a severe test for the young talents and foreign contention to make up the team glorious in order to repeat the performance of last season. Though most of the contributors made their decision to continue their footballing career elsewhere, Aizawl never had a problem with it because there is no scarcity of up going talents from their academy.

Looking at all possible way Aizawl can manage something similiar of last season we make a thorough study of the squad and predict the formation that could increase their chances to decorate their title defending season with some mind stealing shows.

The Squad

Avilash Paul, Lalawmpuja, Lalremrkata Arema


Alfred Keman Jaryan, David Lalrinmuana, Albert Zohinsmawia, Liandala, Sena, Shylo Malsawmttuansa, Lalmuankima, Thazuala, Andrei Lonesan, Lalbittu Thansa


Jonathan Lalraungbawla, William Lalnunfela, Yuso Kobayashi, Zikahi Leonne Dorde, Lalkhawpuimali, Lalruatfela Zote


This team’s force is undoubtedly collective gameplay. Mutual distribution of passes and not relying on individual brilliance is what drives this team forward. Their strength is not losing confidence or composer in any phases of the games whether they are trailing or comfortably sitting with a scoreline.
They are also having a fierce run in the Mizoram league currently and their new signings are shining brightly indeed in that particular tournament. Yuba Kobashki is one of their fame whom they purchased from Songkhula united, the Gulf league based club. The forward entitled 12 goals from 33 appearance for the club forcing the interest of the champions. Newcomer includes Afghani defender Maushik Saighani. He is utilised all the minutes he played in the Mizoram league and also scored a goal against Mizoram Police in one of the latest clashes in the league. But certain big names in the club paid no heed to greedy offers from ISL instead tied their job to defend the title. Personality like Khiante, Alfred and Lalnunfela prepares for their revival of their brilliance.


The departure of some important members cause depression in those areas left vacant. But even if young players can fill up the leftover places nothing can be said for sure how much they will back the excellency of the last season.

Formations: 4-5-1

Favourable system for this team who likes to pressurize the defense of the opposition and capitalize if any mistakes pops out. Also a line of five members is more fundamental to cover a large amount of ground living little place to work on for the opposition.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Another formation which may seems unlikely for coach Paulo Merezes insert in the minds of his boys but it is a free flowing tactical setup. Yuba can play as a single striker or may come down from his position to set up attack. This switchover may actually help against big clubs.