Bengaluru FC started their 2022/23 ISL journey with Manager Simon Grayson and captain Sunil Chhetri. They were one of the contenders for the title race. Right now, they are in 3rd position on the league table and ready to claim their semi-final spot.
A Good Start
The team started their opening game with a 1-0 win against NorthEast United and followed it with a 1-1 draw against Chennaiyin.
BFC head coach Simon Grayson:
“Our sit-back mentality after scoring the goal hurt us.”
But the way their season headed forward. Everyone started losing hope.
Unexpected Performance And Losses
After getting 4 points from the first 2 games, Bengaluru FC lost their four games in a row against,
Hyderabad 1-0 Bengaluru FC
Odisha 1-0 Bengaluru FC
“We need to find different ways of winning matches.”
Bengaluru FC 0-1 East Bengal
Mumbai City FC 4-0 Bengaluru FC
They were bottom of the table with only 4 points in 6 games.
Manager Simon Grayson was worried about the team’s performance and their star player’s form.
“We as a team have to stick together and work on the game’s positive aspects.”
One Win And Again Series Of Losses
Bengaluru FC finally won their 7th game 2-0 against Goa. But again lost two games in a row.
Bengaluru Fc 0-1 ATK Mohun Bagan
Kerala Blasters 3-2 Bengaluru FC
They again lost their match against Jamshedpur by 1-0. But again lost two matches in a row.
Bengaluru FC 0-3 Hyderabad
East Bengal 2-1 Bengaluru FC
Bengaluru FC’s Simon Grayson:
“Last few results have hurt me more than ever before.”
The team was in the bottom half of the table with 10 points in 12 games. There was no hope among fans. But Bengaluru FC is always known for attacking and coming back to the team.
Change Of Fortunes and Boost In Performances
At the beginning of the new season, Bengaluru FC started to gain momentum and won their last 7 games in a row.
NorthEast United 1-2 Bengaluru FC
Bengaluru Fc 3-1 Odisha
Jamshedpur 0-3 Bengaluru FC
Bengaluru FC 3-1 Chennaiyin
ATK Mohun Bagan 1-2 Bengaluru FC
Bengaluru FC 1-0 Kerala Blasters
Bengaluru FC 2-1 Mumbai City
“Beating Mumbai City FC is an unbelievable achievement.”
Bengaluru Fc 3-1 Goa FC
Now the team is in the upper half of the table with 34 points in 20 games. Their 8 wins in a row have pushed them to 3rd position on the table.
Javier Hernandez is performing for Bengaluru in every possible aspect. He has scored the most number of goals (6) for the team in 18 games.
On the second number Roy Krishna scored 5 goals in 17 games.
Javier Hernandez and Roy Krishna have created the most number of chances 36 & 24 respectively.
Gurpreet Sigh Sandhu has made 55 saves and 5 clean sheets in 19 games.
Race For Cup
Bengaluru FC is done with the hard part of the roller coaster ride and is in good momentum to finish their race with the cup in hand waiting at the end.