Friday, May 14, 2021

Weekend Preview May 15 and Midweek Recap May 12

The most important preview this weekend is the Women's CL Final with Ji So Yun's Chelsea facing Barcelona on Sunday at 3PM ET. I believe Paramount+ owns the rights but the listing on the app looks weird so might have to do some last minute searching. 

A wild semis vs Bayern and a WSL title all lead to this. Ji should start in a CM role.

As for the rest, things will get tricky in terms of previews as managers may use different lineups for a variety of reasons. The next most important match is Kiel's possible promotion clinching this Sunday morning on ESPN+.

Saturday9:30 AMJeong Woo YeongFreiburgBayern MunichESPN+
Saturday9:30 AMKwon Chang HoonFreiburgBayern MunichESPN+
Saturday2:00 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyes@Le HavreNone
Sunday9:05 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamWolverhamptonNBCSN
Sunday9:30 AMJi Dong WonEintracht BraunschweigWurzburgerNone
Sunday9:30 AMLee Jae SungHolstein Kiel@KarslruherESPN+
Sunday9:30 AMChoi Kyoung RokKarlsruherHolstein KielESPN+
Sunday12:30 PMLee Kang InValenciaEibarTBD
Sunday2:30 PMHwang Hee ChanLeipzigWolfsburgESPN+
Sunday3:00 PMHwang Ui JoBordeauxLensBeIN Play
Sunday3:00 PMYun Il LokMontpellierBrestNone

Jeong Woo Yeong-- Perhaps a cameo vs. his former club but not expecting much right now.

Kwon Chang Hoon-- I don't expect a major change for Kwon tomorrow either.

Suk Hyun Jun-- With promotion set, perhaps there will be changes in the final match of the season but Suk is likely to play whether at the start or as a sub.

Son Heung Min-- Should start.

Ji Dong Won-- Not sure about his health and given time off, seems unlikely to start even if healthy as he regains fitness.

Lee Jae Sung-- Played most of the match and had an assist in the comeback which leaves Kiel on the cusp of automatic promotion. He'll have to step up Sunday as their in-form scorer, Bartels, might miss after coming off at HT. A win in one of their final two would be enough.

Choi Kyoung Rok-- No update on his health. I don't expect him to start unless he's 100%.

Lee Kang In-- After the optimism of Sunday, LKI was an unused sub midweek so I remain uncertain as to his role this weekend. Should be in the squad at least.

Hwang Hee Chan-- Hwang got another surprise start, this time in a front pair with Sorloth. Unfortunately, after a bright start from Leipzig's offense, things looked quite jumbled and Dortmund took advantage and ran away with the match. Hwang had a hand in the second goal as his pass back from a throw in went to a Dortmund player which started a goal scoring sequence. Things were not in sync with the change in shape and Hwang looked a bit lost and was no surprise when he was taken off at HT. I don't expect a start but we'll see if he gets a sub showing this weekend.

Hwang Ui Jo-- Should start but things are very dicey in terms of team behind and their relegation battle.

Yun Il Lok-- Didn't make squad which doesn't bode well for the weekend.