Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weekend Preview Feb 24th and Europa Recap Feb 23rd

Recap of Son's Europa showing at the end. A bit busy for me to watch Saturday live, but I suspect that really only entails missing the Augsburg duo.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Friday1:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijon@NantesNone
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburg@DarmstadtFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburg@DarmstadtFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMPark Joo HoDortmund@FreiburgFox Soccer Plus
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceMiddlesbroughCNBC
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwansea@ChelseaNBCSN
Sunday8:30 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamStoke CityNBCSN

Kwon Chang Hoon -- I don't expect any major changes to his situation this weekend. Coming into the game will depend on circumstances but I don't expect him to start. Hopefully he gets on and has more confidence to play better.

Ji Dong Won -- Schmid and Bobadilla are injured so Ji may be forced back into the XI. He's been playing poorly over past couple matches so we'll see if he finds some confidence despite having to fill in lots of positions.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Koo should start in an important match to get things going again for Augsburg and rebuild their buffer down to the relegation spots. We will see which position he'll line up at though, if CAM, CM or RM.

Park Joo Ho -- No change.

Lee Chung Yong -- We'll see if Allardyce has re-arranged things with an extended break to get things fixed. I suspect he'll be lucky to make the bench.

Ki Sung Yueng -- Clement said that this weekend is too soon for Ki. I had some hope seeing Ki's post of himself in the gym, but I guess still a bit away.

Son Heung Min -- As Tottenham switched to back 3/5, Son was pushed to the bench. Unfortunately, Tottenham still had a defensive failure resulting in them needing two goals and then Alli got sent off. Son came in and did enough to open the match back up, creating some width on the left and attacking the Gent defenders well. But Gent iced things later with a goal. Son did have one great chance to at least revive a glimmer of hope, but he shot over despite having tons of space and only GK to beat. Tottenham looked ok with 5 in the back, so perhaps Son stays on the bench this weekend, but if they go to back 4, Son will probably start on the left.