Friday, October 20, 2017

Weekend Preview - Oct 20th and Midweek Recap - Oct 17th

There's some midweek action next week so we'll see if that impacts selection this weekend.

Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburgHannoverFox Match Pass
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgHannoverFox Match Pass
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@NewcastleNBC Gold
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwanseaLeicester CityNBC Gold
Saturday2:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijon@MetzNone
Sunday6:30 AMLee Seung WooHellas Verona@Chievo VeronaBeIn Play
Sunday11:00 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamLiverpoolNBCSN
Sunday11:00 AMSuk Hyun JunTroyesLyonBeIn Play

Kwon Chang Hoon -- Seems manager is starting to trust him so we should see him start this weekend.

Suk Hyun Jun -- He's not been used and perhaps he gets a run out next week instead of anything beyond warming bench or a late sub at best.

Lee Seung Woo -- Given its a derby and looking to build positive momentum, I doubt LSW will play unless it gets really ugly.

Ji Dong Won -- He missed fair amount of training this week so we'll see if it impacts his availability. Cordova is hurt so hopefully Ji is fit enough to take his squad place.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Koo should start but Baum could look to a different DM combo again.

Lee Chung Yong -- I don't think he'll be in the squad and he'll have to hope for some sort of role midweek.

Ki Sung Yueng -- With Fer out and a lot of positive comments from Clement, one would think that Ki should start, but Ki said he's still not 100% so we'll see if he's good enough to possibly go 90. A good chance to earn a bigger role but of course whenever a knee injury is involved, caution may rule the day.

Son Heung Min -- What looked a bit like an low-downside experiment to field a number of bench guys, leaving out Son for most of the match, turned into a weekend selection problem. Son did get on in the final minutes and even had a chance to win it had he been quicker to shoot, but when the team looks as tough as they did against Real Madrid (albeit aided by excellent work from Lloris and some unlucky finishes from RM), the battle for minutes becomes a lot more difficult. Fortunately, there a lot of minutes to distribute this week so we'll see if Son starts Sunday or midweek. I suspect Poch will want Son's ability to counterattack but Poch right now is a bit unpredictable.