This time, the South Korean coach has selected two newcomers: defender Lê Văn Đại (Thanh Hoá) and forward Ngân Văn Đại (Hà Nội FC).
Midfielder Lương Xuân Trường will be out of action for up to six months due to an injury to his right knee.
HCM City came from behind to beat SHB Đà Nẵng 3-2 to lead V.League 1 while Hà Nội drew Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 1-1 for their second position yesterday.
Ngô Hoàng Thịnh scored a late winner to help HCM City FC beat hosts Quảng Ninh 2-1 in V.League 1 at Cẩm Phả Stadium yesterday.
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai and Thanh Hóa are seeing big roster and formation changes ahead of V.League 2019, which finished its player registration last week.