Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Weekend Recap - Oct 21th and Midweek Preview - Oct 24th

Cup time makes things unpredictable but positive things this past weekend.

Tuesday2:45 PMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@Bristol City (Cup)ESPN3
Tuesday2:45 PMKi Sung YuengSwanseaMan Utd (Cup)ESPN3
Wednesday12:30 PMLee Seung WooHellas Verona@AtalantaBeIn
Wednesday3:00 PMSon Heung MinTottenhamWest Ham (Cup)ESPN3
Wednesday3:05 PMKwon Chang HoonDijonStades Rennes (Cup)None
Wednesday3:05 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyesSC Amiens (Cup)None
Offn/aJi Dong WonAugsburg
Offn/aKoo Ja CheolAugsburg

Lee Chung Yong -- Left off squad last weekend but decent chance to warm bench today. If Hodgson wants to sacrifice cup in favor of PL survival, maybe even a start.

Ki Sung Yueng -- I guess he wasn’t fit enough to start but came on as a sub at HT and looked motivated and had some good touches though a few rusty moments as well. I don’t think he’s ready for two matches in a week so hopefully on bench today but Clement could be hoping to get things going with an upset today.

Lee Seung Woo -- I was surprised when he came on with still a chance but unfortunately never got the touches. Still a positive sign and perhaps he has a bigger sub role soon even though he’s unlikely to start.

Son Heung Min -- Son got his slow start to PL going finally and also put aside some doubts from fans as to his role for big matches and when using a back five. Son destroyed Liverpool’s high and slow back line and was rewarded with a goal off a good pass from Kane. He might be a bit disappointed though to have not scored more, hitting crossbar and failing to beat GK one on one. A very bright showing and certainly a large claim for as big a role as last season.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- Very good and had an assist but also had a few chances in final third to excel but failed. He showed a lot of technique and energy but needs to be more consistent to create more danger. But he’s growing in confidence and good things are coming out of it. I assume he will get rotated to bench for cup.

Suk Hyun Jun -- Came on as sub as cannon fodder as they were down to 10 and losing by four. I would assume he starts today and hopefully he can show that he can be more of a legit option off the bench.

Ji Dong Won -- Still out injured in a frustrating fall.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Came on as a sub and did ok from I gathered. He will need to create more offensive impact from deeper role if he wants to beat out more defensive players like Khedira.