Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend Preview Sept 16 and Midweek Recap Sept 13

A bit brief as I'm running behind...

Saturday7:30 AMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceSouthamptonNBCSN
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburg@FrankfurtFox Match Pass
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburg@FrankfurtFox Match Pass
Saturday12:30 PMKi Sung YuengSwansea@TottenhamNBC
Saturday12:30 PMSon Heung MinTottenhamSwanseaNBC
Saturday2:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijonSt EtienneBeIn Play
Saturday2:00 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyesMontpelierNone
Saturday2:45 PMLee Seung WooHellas Verona@AS RomaBeIn Play

Lee Chung Yong -- I doubt Hodgson would want to start LCY after the disaster of last weekend so I think he'd be on the bench with more attackers healthy.

Ji Dong Won -- I saw him in a training shot for once so maybe he'll be in the squad this weekend.

Koo Ja Cheol -- He only recently rejoined team training and Augsburg did well last weekend, so I think he will be on the bench if fit.

Ki Sung Yueng -- Ruled out but hopefully nearing a team training return.

Son Heung Min -- What a start for him midweek, showing his usual move vs. Dortmund: getting behind the backline and a great finish. With Alli suspended, Son filled that second striker role, dropping into a more midfield role on defense but sprinting ahead into a forward role whenever the counter was on. After the goal he had some decent touches too and some great runs but also spurned a couple good chances. He's still not at his peak but starting to show that explosiveness that makes him dangerous. That said, with Poch having success with 3 in the back, I expect Son to rotate out for Alli.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- Still out injured.

Suk Hyun Jun -- Makes the matchday squad for first time... perhaps he gets to make a debut? I'd expect that to be off the bench though.

Lee Seung Woo -- Also in the squad, and with injuries pushing Kean into probable starting role, LSW becomes an option off the bench. Against a strong side, maybe he'll get a garbage time debut.