Bundesliga returns so lots of action and much more than usual on more basic tiers of TV.
|Saturday||7:30 AM||Ki Sung Yueng||Swansea||@Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Ji Dong Won||Augsburg||Hoffenheim||Fox Sports 2|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Koo Ja Cheol||Augsburg||Hoffenheim||Fox Sports 2|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Park Joo Ho||Dortmund||@Werder Bremen||Fox Sports 1|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Lee Chung Yong||Crystal Palace||Everton||CNBC|
|Saturday||12:30 PM||Son Heung Min||Tottenham||@Man City||NBC|
|Saturday||2:00 PM||Kwon Chang Hoon||Dijon||Lille||None|
Ki Sung Yueng -- Ki was great for a half, pressing real well and controlling the match but as Arsenal started to take control and Swansea lost a bit of confidence and energy, Ki's influence waned. It was a somewhat encouraging showing for Swansea despite final outcome, dominating large portions of the first half. Only bad luck prevented the positive break that may have swung things in Swansea's favor. In particular, Ki looked to have drawn a penalty but instead got booked for diving. It looked like a PK on my first viewing, and though Ki did drag his leg a bit there was plenty of contact before. He should start again this weekend but it doesn't get any easier for Swansea as they face Liverpool
Ji Dong Won -- Augsburg gets Bobadilla back so we will see how they shuffle the lineup this weekend, but I would expect that Ji will start.
Koo Ja Cheol -- Same goes with Koo but he may slide into second striker/10 role but should be starting.
Park Joo Ho -- He's been on the bench of friendlies so maybe he makes the bench this weekend with some injuries in the squad.
Lee Chung Yong -- He played 20 last weekend that I haven't had a chance to watch, and played 90 in FA cup replay vs his former club. He apparently did well enough to play through the eventual win and avoid criticism for the slow start so I think he will make the bench but not start. But Allardyce will probably want something to improve so maybe he gets a chance.
Son Heung Min -- Came on in garbage time. Again, with Tottenham playing well, I don't expect his bench role to change but with a much tougher opponent, maybe he'll be called upon sooner if things aren't going well.
Kwon Chang Hoon -- The two themes of KCH's press conferences have been that of his playmaking ability and his left-footedness. I'm not sure how Dijon lines up and perhaps they'll change now that they have KCH, but for now, I think he will be on the bench as he will have only been with the team for two days, and he's been on winter break for a while now and needs to get match fit again.