Down at the bottom, Jeonnam Dragons are the only team yet to pick up a point, although their fans can take some solace in the fact that they have had some difficult opening fixtures. The same goes for eleventh placed Suwon Bluewings, who had to face Seoul and Jeonbuk in the opening two rounds. Incheon United and newcomers Daegu FC are both level on points with Suwon with just two points each.
The start of the season hasn’t been without controversies. The turf at the Jeonju Civic Stadium, Jeonbuk’s temporary home ground, and at Gangwon’s Alpensia Ski Jump Arena has been in a terrible state, partly due to it being laid just before the start of the season. As a result, home fans of both teams have yet to see the quality football that their big-money squads should be able to offer. On the plus side, the KFA have been more proactive with their use of video evidence to punish players retrospectively, with FC Seoul’s Go Yohan, and Suwon’s Seo Jungjin picking up bans for violent conduct and dangerous play respectively. They have also expelled referee Kim Seongho after reviewing his performance in the match between FC Seoul and Gwangju FC.