Son Heung-min’s 100th EPL goal offers Chelsea ‘worst sluggish’?

Son Heung-min (from Tottenham, Chuncheon), who scored his 98th goal in the English Premier League (EPL) against West Ham in the previous game, is aiming for two goals in a row against Chelsea.

Tottenham will play the 25th round EPL 2022-2023 home match against Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 10:30pm on the 26th (Korea time). After a goal drought in the first half, Son Heung-min gradually improved his performance, and in the absence of manager Antonio Conte, scored a goal in the 4th minute after being substituted in the previous game under head coach Christian Stellini . It was Son Heung-min’s 5th league goal and his first goal in 6 league games.

If Son Heung-min, who scored West Ham’s 98th EPL goal, scores as many goals in this game against Chelsea, he will become the first Asian player to reach 100 EPL goals and tie for 33rd in the scoring rankings EPL. Matt Letissier (England, 100 goals), who became the first midfielder to break the 100 goal mark in the EPL, is 33rd in the scoring positions.

Son Heung-min’s skills are improving recently, but there is still criticism against him, so a goal is desperately needed this weekend. After a tight game in the first half, the game was 2-2, and comparing the atmosphere of the two teams before the second game is hopeful for Son Heung-min. Tottenham returned to 4th place (42 points) and lifted the mood, but Chelsea are suffering from the ‘worst slump’ with only 3 draws and 2 defeats in the last 5 games. Before the season, Chelsea were even mentioned as a candidate for the championship, but the current position is 10th (31 points). Attention is drawn to the fact that the offensive power is weak enough to stop at 3 goals in the last 9 games.

Nevertheless, the fact that he showed a strong performance against Tottenham is an element that Chelsea can expect. Tottenham have been sluggish with 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 8 league games with Chelsea. If Chelsea, who are aiming for a rebound, defeat Tottenham on this day, they will become the first club to secure 150 wins in the ‘London Derby’, a match between teams based in London since the inception of the EPL in 1992.

Meanwhile, attention is being paid to see if Son Heung-min will go to the game wearing football boots with the Taegeukgi and its symbol, the gesture of the ‘clicking ceremony’. This is a gift from shoe artist Jordan Dawson, decorated with Adidas Speedportal football boots, a model worn by Son Heung-min. Shim Ye-seop