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ISL 2022-23: Des Buckingham’s Mumbai City FC FORGET pre-season adversity

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ISL 2022-23: Mumbai City FC ISL 2022-23 LIVE- Mumbai City FC will be looking to move on from the loss in the Durand Cup final…

ISL 2022-23: Mumbai City FC ISL 2022-23 LIVE- Mumbai City FC will look to move on from the Durand Cup final loss against Bengaluru FC and regain their status under Des Buckingham in the ninth edition of the Indian Super League. The ISL 2022-23 begins on October 7 and the Islanders will look for the playoff spot. Follow Indian Super League and ISL 2022-23 LIVE updates on InsideSports.IN.

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ISL 2022-23: Des Buckingham’s Mumbai City FC forget pre-season woes in ISL-Check Mumbai City FC Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

Mumbai City FC finished 5th in the ISL table last season, narrowly missing out on their playoff spot to Kerala Blasters FC last year. Although they looked like a shadow of Sergio Lobera’s Mumbai City FC, the Islanders managed to collect 31 points from nine wins in 20 matches along with four draws.

Although the management kept their faith in head coach Des Buckingham, who led them to victory in the AFC Champions League, the team went for a complete re-evaluation and let go of most of their foreigners. However, Des Buckingham justified his extension, leading the team to the final of the Durand Cup, narrowly losing to Bengaluru FC.

ISL 2022-23: Des Buckingham’s Mumbai City FC forget pre-season woes in ISL-Check Mumbai City FC Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

Mumbai City FC in an effort to regain lost status had the most extensive summer transfer window. The Islanders gave Indian football fans a shock when they brought in Jorge Pereyra Diaz, who was set to join Kerala Blasters. Not long before they brought the ISL 2021-22 Golden Ball winner Greg Stewart of Jamshedpur FC. They also tackled the likes of Rostyn Griffiths. However, skipper Mourtada Fall must also continue.

While Mumbai City FC have the best selection of foreigners in the league, their Indian contingent is no less impressive. Right from SAFF U20 best player Gurkirat Singh to Chhangte who was awarded in the Durand Cup scoring 10 goals along with three assists. They also boast of national team mainstays Vikram Pratap Singh and Rahul Bheke. Vinit Rai who recently joined them.

ISL 2022-23: Des Buckingham's Mumbai City FC forget pre-season woes in ISL-Check Mumbai City FC Preview, Team News, Predicted XI
ISL 2022-23: Des Buckingham’s Mumbai City FC forget pre-season woes in ISL-Check Mumbai City FC Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

ISL 2022-23: Des Buckingham’s Mumbai City FC forget pre-season woes in ISL-Check Mumbai City FC Preview, Team News, Predicted XI

How will Mumbai City FC line up?

Mumbai City FC is packed with star players who are known and credited in their own ways and deserve to be in the starting XI. However, we have InsideSports.IN picked our pick of how the Islanders should come together.

Phurba Lachenpa (Goalkeeper), Mehtab Singh, Amey Ranawade, Rostyn Griffiths, Vignesh Dakhinamurthy; Vikram Pratap Singh, , Vinit Rai, Ahmed Jahouh, Bipin Singh; Greg Stewart, Jorge Pereyra Diaz.

Mumbai City FC are set to begin their quest on October 9 at the Gachibowli Stadium against defending champions Hyderabad FC.

ISL 2022-23: Des Buckingham’s Mumbai City FC forget pre-season adversity in ISL-Check Mumbai City FC Preview, Team News, PredictedXI

Follow Indian Super League and ISL 2022-23 LIVE updates on InsideSports.IN.

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