ATK vs Delhi Dynamos: Player Ratings
The weekend special double header, saw ATK win past Delhi Dynamos at home in the evening fixture. ATK edged past Delhi 1-0 to register their 2nd win of the campaign and 1st win at home. The reigning champions were struggling for form but now they have managed to get back-to-back victories and will like to build up on that.
This victory takes ATK to 7th spot overtaking Kerala Blasters. So lets have a look at how the players have performed:
Debjit Majumder 8/10 : Debjit has had mixed outing till now in this season but he rose to the occassion this time and did pull off some stunning saves. That deflection save from Romeo Fernandes’ shot was definitely one of the talking points.
Anwar Ali 7.5/10: Matches like this are expected from a veteran like him. He made sure that the Delhi attackers dont get a moment of peace. He made some stunning interceptions and had a pretty decent game.
Prabir Das 8/10: The former Mohun Bagan right back was again influential in ATK’s wing play. He used his pace to go past Pratik time and again making those wide runs to facilitate forwards in attack. He also came back in defence whenever he was required he was right there either winning possession or making crucial blocks.
Tom Thorpe 8/10: The defensive general in this ATK side, he completely managed the whole defensive shape and did not gave Delhi attackers any lose ball to ponder upon. He is slowly turning up to the occassion now for ATK and hope many mre performances like this are yet to come.
Ashutosh Mehta 7/10: Since coming back from injury, Mehta is gradually getting on his groove and finding his feet at the new club. His sturdy aerial duels were a treat to watch, his physicality is on eof the better aspect of his game and he had a pretty decent game.
Conor Thomas 7.5/10: He is the midfield linchpin, he was setting up forwards ball for Zequinha and Jayesh. His interceptions in the middle were crucial and it helped ATK get the hold of the match.
Ryan Taylor 8/10: Since his arrival, ATK are looking like a different team. The former Newcastle defender is having a great time at the ATK midfield. His link upmplay with Zequinha were a treat to watch. His game reading ability and swift passing provides ATK with an extra sense of creativity.
Hitesh Sharma 6.5/10: Before the start of the season many of the supporters had never heard of him, but his performances definitely had improved. The workhorse in ATK side, Hitesh was tireless in his forward runs and also managed to track back and helped his teammates get back possession. But he was caught in between Delhi defenders losing the ball way too many times.
Jayesh Rane 7/10: Jayesh, when this Mumbaikar is on song he is very dangerous for any opposition. So he is slowly coming back to his old form and this match was an example of it. He almost gave ATK the lead right at the start when he headed the ball away from a excellent Robbie Keane cross.
Zequinha 8/10: This Portuguese had shown glimpses of devastation he can bring to opponent defenders and after winning the hero of the match in his last outing, he was full of confidence. His quick feet and trickery bamboozled Delhi defenders, creating crucial goalscoring opportunities. But to his bad luck he could not capitalise on them.
Robbie Keane 9/10: ATK’s star man was on song today as he scored his very first goal in the Indian Super League. He was also judged as the hero of the match and rightly so, he was creating opportunities, laying up balls for his fellow teammates . His link up play with both Zequinha and Jayesh was again a treat to watch.
Bipin Singh 8.5/10: He is definitely the player to watch out for in this ATK side. This Manipur born footballer is such a prospect. It was his header created the opportunity for Keane to break the deadlock.
Keegan Perreira 6.5/10: Came in for Ashutosh Mehta and with his arrival ATK neutralized the growing threat of Romeo on the flanks and hence the Kolkata based club managed to see out the dying minutes of the game.
Shankar Sampingraj NA: He came on the field with very little time left and did not have any impact on the match.
Arnab Das Sharma 7/10: The young goalkeeper was given his first start to the campaign as Albino was injured. Arnab had a decent outing but could not manage to keep a cleansheet.
Pritam Kotal 7/10: Kotal was probably among the best Delhi players on the field, as he had a good game. He won several 50-50 balls and pose a threat to ATK on his forward runs. Although he lost some aerial duel, he will look to take the positives from this match.
Rowlin Rodrigues 6.5/10: Rodrigues had a pretty average game and was many times outrun by either Keane or Zequinha. He also lost possession several times allowing ATK forwards to bring the misery on their defence.
Pratik Chowdhury 6.5/10: Pratik had a game to forget as he was completely outclassed by Prabir Das on several aspect. Pratik was beaten on pace many times as he fail to keep up with ATK’s constant onslaughts.
Munmun Lugun 6/10 Just like his comrades Lugun also had a pretty disappointing match. Lugun was lost possession way too much and his misplaced passes were decisive as ATK made some good runs on the counter.
Paulinho Dias 7/10: Dias had a hot and cold outing, lack of quality balls from the Delhi made his outing pretty average. But he did showed some individual brilliance in the 2nd half.
Edu Moya 6/10: Moya had an off game as he was heavily marked by the ATK midfielders. He was avoided possession as his counterparts were sharp to get back the possession.
Matias Mirabaje 6/10: Just like other Delhi players Mirabaje was not in his groove. He was very wasteful, and conceeded possession way too much.
Romeo Fernandes 7.5/10: One of the Delhi players who impressed in this match, the Goan winger was troubling the Ashutosh Mehta the whole time. Romeo’s mazy runs and quick trickery helped him go past several defenders adn his crosses did pose a threat to the reigning champions.
Guyon Fernandez (6/10): The Delhi Dynamos forward was ineffective, due to the lack of quality balls from the middle of the park. He had an extremely tough time in front of the ATK goal.
Sena Ralte 6/10: Replaced Lugun in the 2nd half, he was better than Lugun but not something very great to have a noticeable impact on the game. Ralte was out of position many times and it helped ATK attackers while going forward.
Lalianzuala Chhangte 5.5/10: Chhangte replaced Lumu and was more of a threat to ATK defenders. He provided Delhi with extra pace and creativity going forward but was tightly marked by the opposition defenders.
David Ngaihte NA: Replaced Rowlinson Rodrigues in the 84th minute but could not make an impact on the game.