Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Weekend Preview / Schedule Feb 12th

Valentines day reminder!  Europa returns next week and with Suk moving to Porto, 2/3 of these guys will be in action.  Let's hope for some better results this weekend though some of these opponents will be a tough challenge.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Friday3:30 PMSuk Hyun JunPorto@BenficaGolTV
Saturday9:30 AMPark Joo HoDortmundHannover 96Fox Sports 2
Saturday9:30 AMKim Jin SuHoffenheim@Werder BremenFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceWatfordNBC Extra Time
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwanseaSouthamptonNBC Extra Time
Sunday11:15 AMSon Heung MinTottenham@Man CityNBCSN
Sunday11:30 AMHong Jeong HoAugsburgBayern MunichFox Sports 2
Sunday11:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburgBayern MunichFox Sports 2
Sunday11:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgBayern MunichFox Sports 2

Suk Hyun Jun -- We'll see how fit he is.  The fact that he dressed last weekend seems to indicate that he's not too far off, so he should at least make the bench but I don't think he'll start.

Park Joo Ho -- Looks like I need a correction.  I thought Durm played LB but he played LM.  It could mean that PJH isn't too buried but it seems like Durm is a very versatile asset for Tuchel to have given that he can play three spots now, while PJH can really only play LB well, and serve as an emergency DM.  I still don't think he'll be in the squad this weekend.

Kim Jin Su -- Wow, Huub Stevens resigns claiming heart health issues.  It makes it almost impossible to determine what will happen to KJS, between bad results and new manager.  He should be in the squad but I'll only put at 50/50 as to whether he will play.

Lee Chung Yong -- I think Mutch will take over his spot for the time being and LCY will have to impress off the bench.

Ki Sung Yueng -- He's been declared fit, and said that he had headaches for two days.  He will likely start though depending on shape, perhaps he gets put on the bench.  Not sure how Swansea will setup to get some more goals.

Son Heung Min -- Tough matchup and it's hard to predict what Son's role will be given a lot of rotation in attacking midfield spots.

Hong Jeong Ho -- I think that he should start but it's a huge challenge in Bayern and perhaps Weinzierl goes for a bit of surprise with some changes.

Ji Dong Won -- He had some knee problems and hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's fixture.  I'd imagine that Weinzierl might want his industry vs Bayern, but if he's not 100%, he probably should be on the bench and even if he is fit, he was due to be benched for performances.  That said, nobody has really stepped up to win that spot so we'll see on Sunday.

Koo Ja Cheol -- He should start given lack of CMs.  Hopefully he plays better than last weekend.