Saturday, September 16, 2017

Weekend Recap Sept 16th and Midweek Preview Sept 19th

Cups and "English Week" for some of the continental leagues as well.

Tuesday2:30 PMJi Dong WonAugsburgLeipzigFox Sports 2
Tuesday2:30 PMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgLeipzigFox Sports 2
Tuesday2:45 PMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceHuddersfield Town (Cup)None
Tuesday3:00 PMKi Sung YuengSwansea@Reading (Cup)ESPN3
Tuesday3:00 PMSon Heung MinTottenhamBarnsley (Cup)None
Wednesday2:45 PMLee Seung WooHellas VeronaSampdoriaBeIn Play
Offn/aKwon Chang HoonDijon
Offn/aSuk Hyun JunTroyes

Ji Dong Won -- Left off the squad. With things going well, things will likely remain the same.

Koo Ja Cheol -- I only watched some, as he was deep as a DM/CM. He looked tidy in what I saw and didn't look impaired by the injury. He should start midweek if fresh.

Lee Chung Yong -- Maybe he gets a chance in the cup after staying on the bench all weekend but I also think Hodgson will want a win to get some momentum.

Ki Sung Yueng -- Still out injured.

Son Heung Min -- Not only surprising me with a start, but a double surprise when he lined up at wingback. Positionally, it seemed a great chance to get him some minutes at LWB: Swansea play very narrow without any dangerous wide players. And he fared really well going forward intelligently even though his effectiveness goes down so far from goal. On defense it was more of a mixed bag though better than last season's disaster outing. In the second half, Son moved alongside Alli behind Kane and continued to have some good moments, causing a fair amount of danger despite a few weak touches.

Going forward, we will see if this LWB experiment to get more offense at the position in three man back lines continues. Davies is a solid FB but not a natural WB and with Rose out for a long time, we could see more of this. But probably not at the cup where I imagine Son will get a rest on the bench.

Lee Seung Woo -- Another big loss and still no LSW who stayed on the bench. Worrisome season.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- Was out injured.

Suk Hyun Jun -- Made a late debut in a loss but didn't see his 10 minutes or so of action.