Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Weekend Preview and Schedule April 15th

All Saturday this weekend. Of course overlapping fixtures less of an issue if our guys don't play...

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Saturday7:30 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamBournemouthNBCSN
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburgKoelnFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgKoelnFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMPark Joo HoDortmundEintracht FrankfurtFox Sports 1
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceLeicesterNBCSN
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwansea@WatfordCNBC
Saturday3:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijon@MonacoNone

Son Heung Min -- I have to imagine Pochettino will keep Son's hot hand in the XI though there's the issue of eventually getting Wanyama back into the side and back into 3-4-2-1 shape. Until that happens, Son should start but at winger role as Kane got decent minutes in last weekend.

Ji Dong Won -- With Bobadilla injured, Ji will probably start but Baum might shake things up in a desperate throw of the dice. Desperate managers are hard to predict. I'm hoping to see Ji up top but Baum seems reluctant to go there.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Koo should start but we will see where he starts. I'd prefer him deeper for now to bring some fluidity into Augsburg's buildup who have otherwise resorted to long balls to nobody.

Park Joo Ho -- Perhaps he warms the bench depending on who's available on short rest.

Lee Chung Yong -- Another big win means Allardyce has little incentive to change things up. With Townsend possibly injured, perhaps LCY warms the bench.

Ki Sung Yueng -- Like Augsburg's Baum, Clement has to be similarly desperate but Ki has the opposite role of his KNT teammates: looking to be the fresh legs in a stale and misfiring XI. At this point, I suspect that Clement will only change attackers but there's certainly a possibility for Ki to have something of a role, especially if Cork isn't 100%.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- Injured so he's most likely out this weekend.