2. Son will be blinding
If you aren’t a fan of South Korean handshake celebrations, you might want to avoid tuning in to this match. Son Heung-Min will see the West Ham defense as very vulnerable. Look for him to have a very influential match against the Hammers.
Specifically, Son’s eyes are going to light up when he sees Aaron Cresswell line up on the other side of the pitch. The English wing back has some talent, but he’s prone to errors against clever attackers. Son isn’t a big time physical threat, but he’s certainly a tricky player.
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Cresswell’s weakness will only be magnified by James Collins playing behind him in a back three. Collins is a solid centre back, but he’s going to have his hands full with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and the like. His lack of foot speed is going to leave Cresswell exposed against Son too often for West Ham to escape unscathed.
Much of the West Ham scouting report will focus on stopping Kane and Dele, but Son is a huge threat to score in this match. If you’re so inclined, put some money down on the South Korean to bang a goal or two home on Friday.