Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Weekend Preview March 17th

Possibly won't watch live due to vacation... we'll see how the snow is. Thank goodness international break is soon so I can take a blogging break.

Saturday8:15 AMKi Sung YuengSwanseaTottenham (Cup)Fox Sports 1
Saturday8:15 AMSon Heung MinTottenham@Swansea (Cup)Fox Sports 1
Saturday10:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgWerder BremenFox Match Pass
Saturday11:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@Huddersfield TownNBCSN
Saturday3:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijon@MontpelierBeIn Play
Saturday3:00 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyes@AmiensNone
Sunday10:00 AMLee Seung WooHellas VeronaAtalantaBeIn Play

Ki Sung Yueng -- Rumors to AC Milan continue to bubble up from Italy, where it makes sense in some ways: he'd be a direct flight away from Seoul, get to play for a large historic club albeit in smaller role, and the Sunderland link to sporting director and finances make it plausible. That said, its only March and Ki has been playing so well that we will see if something more appealing for him comes up. But before that, he's got an FA Cup quarterfinals. Normally with international break ahead, one might think that Swansea gambles a bit but with both Ayews out, perhaps they take a safer route. I think Ki starts in either case but it will be a tough matchup.

Son Heung Min -- We will see if Poch plays it safe with Son with Kane out injured and no real backup with Llorente not establishing himself. Tottenham will want a trophy to validate their progress but the squad will have a fair amount of international load. For now, I expect Son to start with the hopes of a quick finish.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Koo should start. With safety more or less assured and EL looking distant though, it will be interesting to see how they handle the rest of the season.

Lee Chung Yong -- Maybe LCY gets a look again. Crystal Palace is getting healthier though so the window for that is closing rapidly.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- I'm not sure what ODO is doing with KCH, in what looks like a very careful usage of his minutes. I think KCH starts but maybe gets the quick hook again.

Suk Hyun Jun -- Troyes is looking for goals so we'll see if Suk wins the coin flip of starting CF.

Lee Seung Woo -- Probably remains on the bench all match.