They seem to have a very good squad available, with the attack especially looking formidable. Led by Venezuelan hitman Miku and supported by the likes of Udanta Singh, Chencho Gyeltshen and Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru certainly offers goals.
With the likes of Erik Paartalu and Dimas Delgado continuing from last season and Spaniard Xisco Hernandez joining, the foreign contingent in midfield looks set. But they have a slight issue when it comes to Indian midfielders with only Harmanjot Khabra and Boithang Haokip the only viable options. The Blues have papered over the exit of John Johnson with the capture of Albert Serran in defence. The only concern for them in defence will be the lack of a replacement at left-back for Subhasish Bose who left for Mumbai City FC.
However, a peek in the goalkeeping department also reveals a problem for Bengaluru FC. Their three goalkeepers are Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Calvin Abhishek and Soram Poirei.
Of course, Gurpreet is one of the best goalkeepers in India right now and there is no doubting his credentials. Providing he stays fit throughout the upcoming season, Bengaluru have nothing to worry about.
But as we saw last season when Gurpreet was sent off in the match against FC Goa and subsequently banned for two games, the team found themselves in a fix. A good backup is paramount for the Carles Cuadrat's team. After Lalthuammawia Ralte opted to leave the Blues, they brought in 25-year-old custodian Soram Poirei to replace him.
One could say that Soram Porei has been part of ISL sides Delhi Dynamos and ATK in the previous seasons. The 25-year-old has also played in the past for Bengaluru FC between 2013 and 2015. But what one needs to note here is that Poirei was never the first choice goalkeeper during these stints.
He is not known for having the safest pair of hands and is not what one would term a reliable back-up. When he was given a chance when Debjit Majumder made some errors for ATK last season, Poirei was far from convincing.
He was also the third choice custodian for Mohun Bagan in the season before that, falling below the likes of Shilton Paul in the pecking order.
In case of an unfortunate injury or a suspension to Gurpreet, Bengaluru FC's hands will be tied and they will have no option but to bank on Poirei.
The same case with the other goalkeeper in the squad - Aditya Patra. The young custodian is somewhat of an unknown quantity. It seems unlikely he will be able to handle the pressure and demands of the ISL if fielded in the playing XI.
Moreover, a lack of an established backup who can challenge for the first team spot with Gurpreet would also put the latter in his comfort zone. The 26-year-old knows that there is no way his spot in the playing XI is in danger even if his level of performance goes down by a notch or two.
Not saying it will happen but there is a chance that complacency could kick in and the goalkeeper might not be on his toes anymore.
All in all, Bengaluru FC seem to have taken a risk in not signing a better backup goalkeeper to Gurpreet. If it pays off, well and good. If not, they will hope the damage is not too severe.