Kerala Blasters FC is a professional team formed on 27th may 2014 by the cricketing Legend Sachin Tendulkar as one of the initial teams in the Indian Super League. Mr. Prasad V Potluri was initially the co-owner of the team but he sold his shares to Telegu Superstar Chiranjeevi and Akkineni Nagarjuna. After the initial year Kerala Blasters has been a leading crowd puller for the event, recording an average attendance of 47,427.
The team performed exceedingly well in the opening season finishing first on the points table, however it lost the finals against Atlético de Kolkata at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. In the second season the team saw a change of fortune and performed not up to the expectations. This season also saw change in the Head Coach of the team with England U20 head coach Peter Taylor replacing David James. The team could manage only 1 win in the first six games as a result of which Taylor was unceremoniously sacked. Kerala Blasters FC finished the season at the bottom of the points table.
The team might be looking to make amends in this season, trying to improve its position in the points table. The team will be initially looking to make into the top four slots into the points table and then strategize about the future course. We at The SportsRush have identified five key players who can be instrumental in changing the fortunes for Kerala Blasters FC.
1) Aaron William Hughes:
Aaron Hughes is an Irish Footballer who represents the Ireland National team as a defender. Hughes mainly plays centre back but also can be utilized as right back or left back, as well he has displayed his exemplary skills as a midfielder. He has made 455 premier league appearances and has a lot of experience to guide the young Indian Players. He began his career with Newcastle United before he was transferred to Aston Villa.
Hughes will be the Marquee player for Kerala Blaster FC and will bring in the experience that is required to guide the youngsters in the squad. A lot depends on the performance of this player for improving the point’s table position of Kerala Blasters FC in this season
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