Indian Super League

With Chencho Gyeltshen in, Bengaluru FC have the strongest attack in the league

06:21 EAT 15/09/2018
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The Bhutanese winger stole the show in the I-League last season with Minerva Punjab....

After a spectacular season with Minerva Punjab in the I-League, Bhutanese forward Chencho Gyeltshen moved to Bengaluru FC to bolster an already strong attacking unit. 

Popularly known as the 'Ronaldo of Bhutan' back in his home nation, Chencho arrived in India as an unknown quantity. Minerva Punjab's deal to sign the winger looked more and more like a bargain each time he stepped onto the field in I-League. 

Chencho is still only 22-years-old but his decision making and attitude on the field belie his tender age. With seven goals and six assists in his first season in India, the young man was a vital cog in Minerva Punjab's astounding marathon towards a historic league title victory in the 2017-18 season. 

While it became clear that Minerva would not be able to hold on to their star performer, Bengaluru FC came in with an offer that Chencho simply couldn't refuse. 

The 2017-18 I-League's 'Best Forward' who pulled all the strings up front at Minerva had the chance to team up with the likes of Miku and Sunil Chhetri in ISL and he grabbed the chance with both hands. 

Chencho Gyeltshen's addition immediately improves their attack. He possesses flair and has the ability to conjure something out of nothing at crucial junctures of the game. 

He is pacy and tricky to deal with for defenders and during transitions, he is a willing runner who has absolutely no qualms in tracking back to help out his teammates. 

However, at Bengaluru FC, Chencho will have to compete for first-team minutes for the first time since his introduction to Indian football. The trio of Sunil Chhetri, Miku and Udanta Singh were a major force in their run to the ISL final. 

Also, the inclusion of Chencho would mean Bengaluru FC might have to rethink their normal policy of going with two foreign defenders and midfielders each, apart from Miku up front. 

Chhetri and Miku scored 29 goals out of the total of 40 scored by Bengaluru FC last season. And Chencho's favoured position of the left-sided attacker is presently occupied by Chhetri. 

Chhetri or Chencho could adapt to a more central role this season so as to fit everybody in. And even if Cuadrat plans to rotate his squad, imagine the fresh legs of Chencho coming onto the field against tired defenders. 

With the addition of Chencho, Bengaluru FC's frontline certainly have an additional dimension.