Week listings and previews for our Korean Players Abroad December 16-17

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Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC

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. 🙂

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent TV
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 9:00AM Suk Hyun-Jun Trabzonspor @Istanbul NIL
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 Looks like Suk Hyun-Jun has been replaced by second choice striker Dame N’Doye.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 More worries for Augsburg as head coach Dirk Schuster has been replaced by the youth team’s coach Manuel Baum.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.








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