Rejuvenated Kitchee jumps straight back into premi

Coming off a bye week in the premier league schedule, a refreshed Kitchee squad will jump straight back into the title-hunt, as the Blues will head off to the North West on Saturday afternoon for a battle against KMB Yuen Long. Match venue for the tasty encounter will be Yuen Long Stadium and the match will kick-off at 5:30pm Currently residing in the second spot in the premier league table, Kitchee will face third-place side KMB Yuen Long this weekend, which should be a mouth-watering matchup for the spectators. Despite a somewhat regressed attack this season, Kitchee has done an outstanding job defensively, conceding four mere goals so far in the premier league. The Blues will take on KMB Yuen Long and its high-octane attack over the weekend and whether the team can stifle the New Territories side’s offense and capitalize on the counter-attack might be the deciding factors for the upcoming game. As a matter of fact, the two squads have already met up once earlier this season, with Kitchee winning 2:0 at home. There is no doubt KMB Yuen Long will be out for revenge this time around and the Blues will be best served to sit up and take notice. Rugged rearguard Kim Dong Jin maintains in order to sustain a push towards the premier league title, nothing but three points will satisfy the Kitchee troops this weekend. “We are in great shape after coming off a bye week in the premier league and we have also done all of our preparations for the clash against KMB Yuen Long. The weekend premier league battle will be very important to our title hopes, therefore we will need to be sharp mentally, physically and tactically,” said the former South Korean international. Striker Alessandro Leonardo acknowledges the squad feels refreshed after coming off the bye week and the short break should prove to be beneficial to the Blues against KMB Yuen Long. “Every Hong Kong Premier League fixture is a difficult game but this away battle against KMB Yuen Long is going to be even more so, especially given that they are on a good run and will play in front of their boisterous home supporters. In addition, KMB Yuen Long has a very versatile attack, with Stefan Pereira, Aleksandar Randelovic and Diego Higino all capable scorers. We definitely need to keep a close eye on every one of them,” said the lanky Kitchee forward.