Thursday, May 10, 2018

Midweek Recap May 8th and Weekend Preview May 12th

Really disappointing to see Swansea relegated and becoming the second KPA one down this season and the only drama left in this final season is if Troyes can escape with a win and some luck. The lack of drama means I will probably have limited real time engagement this weekend.

Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburg@FreiburgFox Match Pass
Saturday3:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijon@LilleBeIN Play
Saturday3:00 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyes@MontpelierBeIN Play
Sunday9:00 AMLee Seung WooHellas VeronaUdineseBeIN Play
Sunday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceWest BromNBCSN
Sunday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwanseaStokeE!
Sunday10:00 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamLeicester CityOxygen

Koo Ja Cheol-- Out injured

Kwon Chang Hoon-- Like most KPAs at this time of year you are hoping for health first and confidence second. I think he has plenty of latter now so he will have to avoid former on final day.

Suk Hyun Jun-- Things are bad for both Suk and Troyes. Since he was a late sub last weekend, I expect him to be in bench in a must win.

Lee Seung Woo-- Perhaps he gets a start as Verona plan for next season in Serie B.

Lee Chung Yong-- Since Crystal Palace is safe, one would hope that LCY would get some sub minutes in exchange for damaging his WC chances by rejecting his winter move.

Ki Sung Yueng-- A frustrating showing from Ki who looked to be pressing a bit and had quite a few uncharacteristic mistakes. He ran hard but couldn’t get a grip on a match where any bit of class could have dramatically changed the outcome. As it stands, Swansea are relegated and would need a miracle to survive. It has been quite amazing to see a club make the same mistakes every year, with spending the most at a decently stocked position (DM/CM), yet having no quality out wide or in a 10 role, and poor and rushed manager decisions. A mess which shows how luck can sometimes be perceived as skill (Jenkins) and what greed can do to a club. With Carvahal likely to get sacked we will see who he lines up.  I imagine Ki wants a rest but otherwise I’d expect him to start.

Son Heung Min-- Had the assist for the winning goal that ensured CL for next season but like Ki was a bit ragged ruining good opportunities with some weak and sloppy play. Yes, the referee was allowing too much contact but it wasn’t excessive and he should have done better. It was surprisingly poor again from Tottenham and Son did create a lot of danger when he wasn’t making mistakes but he was subbed off first looking pretty fatigued. I think Son will want to start to add to his goal tally which has stalled out recently but perhaps Poch will wat to start planning for life without Son in the fall when Son is at the Asian Games.