Kitchee storms to the North East to face Sun Bus Y

Premier League table-topping Kitchee will travel all the way to the North East on Sunday afternoon, taking on Sun Bus Yuen Long in the premier league. Match venue for the away clash will be Yuen Long Stadium and kick-off time for the affair will be 5:30pm. Kitchee has started the premier league season in steady and impressive manner, racking up four wins, one draw and thirteen points from its first five premier league games, while leading second and third-place sides Wofoo Tai Po and Hong Kong Pegasus by two points and three points respectively. If Kitchee harbors any hopes of retaining the lead, a positive result against Sun Bus Yuen Long is practically a must. Looking at Kitchee’s premier league performances so far this season, the Blues have been very impressive at home, virtually with a 100% winning record through four games. However, the side went through a scare in its only away game this season, drawing Hong Kong Pegasus 1:1 and dropping points as a result. With this week’s away fixture against Sun Bus Yuen Long looming, all eyes will be on Kitchee to see whether the Blues can avoid tripping up once again while playing away from home. Striker Alessandro Leonardo, who has recently returned from international duty, points out that Sun Bus Yuen Long is often dangerous at home and the travelling Kitchee players will need to be on guard. “Sun Bus Yuen Long always plays well at home and strong sides have lost points in Yuen Long Stadium before. This is something that we know very clearly. Having said that, as long as we play up to our potential, I still fancy us picking up all three points from the affair,” said the lanky striker. “For me personally, while I might be returning from international duty, my form and fitness are both very well and should be ready to play if called upon. However, whether I do play or not remains solely on the hands of the head coach.” Midfield bulldog Matthew Lam indicates the recent international break has offered some of the Kitchee troops a timely opportunity to recharge their batteries, which should be beneficial to the team’s performance against Sun Bus Yuen Long this weekend. “With the recent international break, a lot of the Kitchee players have been given the opportunity to recharge their batteries, therefore all of us are well-rested and ready to go,” Lam revealed. “As a matter of fact, we have solid depth in the Kitchee camp and while some of my teammates might be highly involved with the Hong Kong representative team, we should have enough squad depth to overcome the challenge from Sun Bus Yuen Long this weekend.”