Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Weekend Recap Dec 10th and Midweek Preview Dec 14th

We'll see how much I get to watch midweek with extra Premier League action but from here on out, coverage will get thin as I head out to vacation.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Wednesday3:00 PMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceMan UtdNBCSN
Wednesday3:00 PMKi Sung YuengSwansea@West BromNBC Extra Time
Wednesday3:00 PMSon Heung MinTottenhamHull CityNBC Extra Time
Offn/aJi Dong WonAugsburg
Offn/aKoo Ja CheolAugsburg
Offn/aPark Joo HoDortmund
Offn/aKim Jin SuHoffenheim


Lee Chung Yong -- An unused sub but with Puncheon suspended and injuries, Pardew actually has a decision involving LCY. My guess is that Cabaye shifts up but there's a greater chance than normal for LCY to get some sub minutes.

Ki Sung Yueng -- Still out with broken toe.  Hopefully getting close.

Son Heung Min -- Started and wasn't great but Tottenham played terribly and really all the good things came from Son with good shots from distance.  When he was pulled it wasn't a surprise outside the fact that many others were playing worse. Was he pulled early to freshen up or will Pochettino go with Sissoko?  Not many alternatives... I'm leaning to a bench role but he could start and should come on as a sub if things are close.


Ji Dong Won -- A bit weaker Ji... he was working hard but his aerial work was a bit errant and in particular, he scuffed two great (but not easy) chances in the box. He's the only playmaker though which is a bit frustrating to watch Augsburg as Ji can't be in the box and create plays at the same time. It was a bad showing for Augsburg who lost their cool in a scrappy match and Augsburg will now have to start worrying about the ones below. Hopefully the return of Koo and others spark some offense.

Koo Ja Cheol -- He came on at 10 minutes and had one nice move to earn a corner but was a bit errant otherwise. Clearly he's not 100% else he would have come on sooner, but hopefully a positive sign. A week of training hopefully enough to get him to start but certainly bench if he's not 100%.

Park Joo Ho / Kim Jin Su -- Nothing to report.