Week listings and previews for our Korean Players Abroad December. Very short weekend preview, only two more weeks till the end of the 2016 season. Match to watch this weekend: a non-Korean derby Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund. 🙂
|Friday||2:30PM||Kim Jin-Su||Hoffenheim||@Dortmund||FOX Sports 1|
|Friday||2:30PM||Park Joo-Ho||@Dortmund||Hoffenheim||FOX Sports 1/ FOX SOCCER 2GO|
|Saturday||7:30AM||Lee Chung-Yong||@Crystal Palace||Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Ji Dong-Won||@Augsburg||Borussia Monchengladbach||FOX Soccer Plus|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Koo Ja-Cheol||@Augsburg||Borussia Monchengladbach||FOX Soccer Plus|
|Saturday||10:00AM||Ki Sung-Yueng||Swansea City||@Middlesbrough||NBC Sports APP|
|Saturday||10:00AM||Son Heung-Min||Tottenham Hotspur||@Burnley||NBC Sports APP|
Kim Jin-Su still hasn’t started any league games and made no bench appearances this season. I expect it to be the same this week too. He should definitely think about a move in January.
Like Kim Jin-Su, I don’t expect Park Joo-Ho to be included in the squad list this week too. There are reports of him searching for a new club. Hope he chooses a club where he gets a decent amount of playing time.
Lee Chung-Yong started mid-week against Manchester United, average performance for him. He was later subbed off, he should make bench against Chelsea this weekend.
Suk Hyun-Jun hasn’t started league games in ages. Looks like Suk Hyun-Jun has been replaced by second choice striker Dame N’Doye. N’Doye has been scoring in crucial games and has been starting over Suk Hyun-Jun. I expect Suk to make bench against Adanaspor this week.
As a regular starter I expect Ji Dong-Won to start against Borussia Monchengladbach. More worries for Augsburg as head coach Dirk Schuster has been replaced by the youth team’s coach Manuel Baum.
Koo Ja-Cheol was subbed on last week against Hamburg. He should make the starting 11 this weekend as Augsburg are in a desperate state.
Ki Sung-Yueng is currently injured with a minor toe injury. He should be out for a couple of weeks too.
Son Heung-Min has been pretty poor these days. But he should start this weekend against Burnley.