The Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 has been nothing short of a spectacle as excitement, drama and high-voltage action is being seen in every single match. The ISL 2022-23 has been extremely competitive and with the playoffs format being rejigged in this ISL edition, teams have extra motivation to perform well.
From Carlos Pena’s FC Goa winning their first home game, to ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC’s riveting contest, ISL has witnessed several enticing and heart-throbbing action. We have also seen a lot of players perform exceedingly well and thus stamp their authority as a player with substance.
In this article, we take a look at the top 5 performers in the league so far:
1. Phurba Lachenpa (Mumbai City FC)
The young 24-year-old goalkeeper from Sikkim, Phurba Lachenpa has been in stupendous form in ISL 2022-23 for Mumbai City FC. The youngster was in supreme touch in Durand Cup 2022 as well and was then promoted to ISL. He is a graduate of the Shillong Lajong FC Academy and has an extremely heart-warming journey up to top-tier football.
In the 5 matches he has played in ISL 2022-23, Lachenpa has saved 13 goals and has a fantastic save percentage of 68.42%. Lachenpa was one of the top contenders of the Player of the Month award for the month of October.
2. Dimitri Petratos (ATK Mohun Bagan)
The lynchpin of ATK Mohun Bagan, Dimitri Petratos is one of the key cogs of Juan Ferrando’s ATK Mohun Bagan. In ISL 2022-23, the Australian forward has 3 goals and 4 assists under his belt.
He netted a stupendous hat-trick against Kerala Blasters FC during ATK Mohun Bagan’s 2nd ISL 2022-23 game. Going forward, ATK Mohun Bagan would be pinning their hopes on Dimitri Petratos.
3. Ivan Kaliuzhnyi (Kerala Blasters FC)
Ukrainian midfielder Ivan Kaliuzhnyi is sitting in the 2nd position of the top goal-scorers list of ISL 2022-23. He has scored 3 goals so far in ISL 2022-23 and has been playing an instrumental role in Kerala Blasters FC’s side. Even though the Yellow Army has not had the best of seasons so far, one of the shining positives is the form of Ivan Kaliuzhnyi.
4. Laxmikant Kattimani (Hyderabad FC)
The defending champions of ISL, Hyderabad FC has continued from where they left last season. Hyderabad FC is yet to lose a game in ISL 2022-23 and have won 4 out of their 5 games.
One of the main reasons Hyderabad FC has been such a dominant force in ISL 2022-23, is the presence of custodian Laxmikant Kattimani. Kattimani has registered 4 clean sheets already in ISL 2022-23 and is an absolute wall in front of the goal.
5. Noah Sadaoui (FC Goa)
FC Goa’s Noah Sadaoui has scored 2 goals in ISL 2022-23 so far and is a sheer dominant force on the field. The midfielder from USA has had 1 assist in ISL 2022-23 so far and has been playing well for the Gaurs.
The talented midfielder also has a passing accuracy of 60% and that is a terrific stat. Sadaoui has scored the 2 goals with absolute precision and is one of the best signings of FC Goa so far, without a shred of doubt.