East Bengal, one of the oldest and most successful clubs in Indian football, have had a season to forget in the Indian Super League (ISL). The Kolkata giants have lost 13 league games for the first time in their 102-year history, a record that is sure to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of their fans.
The Red and Golds have had a difficult campaign, with a lack of consistency and poor defensive performances costing them dearly. They have conceded a total of 33 goals in the league, the second-highest in the ISL, and have failed to keep a single clean sheet.
The team has also struggled to score goals, with just 15 goals in the league, the lowest in the ISL. This lack of firepower has been a major factor in their poor form, with the team failing to score in nine of their 13 defeats.
The team has also been hampered by injuries, with key players such as Balwant Singh, Laldanmawia Ralte and Jaime Santos all missing large chunks of the season. This has meant that the team has had to rely on inexperienced players, which has had a detrimental effect on their performances.
Despite their poor form, East Bengal have still managed to pick up some impressive results, including a 3-2 win over ATK Mohun Bagan and a 1-1 draw with Mumbai City. However, these results have been few and far between, and the team will need to improve drastically if they are to have any chance of making the playoffs.
East Bengal have been a part of Indian football for over a century, and this season has been a huge disappointment for the club and its fans. However, the team will be hoping to turn things around in the coming weeks and months, and prove that this season was just a blip in their long and illustrious history.