Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekend Preview Dec 16th and Midweek Recap Dec 12th

Lots of PL on TV. Not getting up early for LCY or LSW tho....

Saturday7:30 AMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@LeicesterNBCSN
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburgFreiburgFox Match Pass
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgFreiburgFox Match Pass
Saturday12:30 PMSon Heung MinTottenham@Man CityNBC
Saturday2:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijonLilleNone
Saturday2:00 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyesAmiensBeIn Play
Sunday6:30 AMLee Seung WooHellas VeronaAC MilanBeIn Play
Monday3:00 PMKi Sung YuengSwansea@EvertonNBCSN

Lee Chung Yong -- I guess it reflects poorly on his situation that it wasn't mentioned in pre-match press conference that he'd be available, but he did make the squad. With a fair number of injuries, he should warm bench again but doubt he'll do much.

Ji Dong Won -- Left off the squad and perhaps will be again this weekend. Not sure how his role has been determined but Ji has to be looking ahead to winter window at this point.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Before I watched off DVR, I saw the poor rating he got from local paper and was worried but it turns out he played decently with the negative score reflective of some bad misses. Playing a 10-ish role ahead of Baier and a back five, he started off with some rough touches as well. But he also setup his teammates with some great passes, showed some classy touches and got those chances with good work. Not a great showing, but had a few of those chances gone in, coulda been a very good day.

Son Heung Min -- Once again, Son has been the brightest spot in the offense and was rewarded with a late fortunate goal, with a half-diving header off the back of his head deflected in. His confidence seems high and the quality of his decision-making has improved. While fatigue showed at times, particularly in the second half, some of his passes were excellent and most importantly, felt like he balanced shooting, passing and dribbling intelligently. He's always flashed all these skills but rarely has it felt as complete as Wednesday even at 80% quality.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- With so much rest (sigh) KCH should start and be fresh.

Suk Hyun Jun -- I imagine Suk should start, especially after being the pre-match interview.

Lee Seung Woo -- I forgot to put cup match in. Reports are that he showed his inexperience.

Ki Sung Yueng -- A step back in the right direction after a mixed showing on the weekend. While Swansea didn't see too much of the ball, Ki looked good when he did get on it and his defensive positioning was more solid than it had been. Obviously these comments are relative to Swansea's rolling over to Man City in general but there was some decent signs even if their defense imploded.