Chelsea's Champions League Group Stage Preview

Chelsea's Champions League Group Stage Preview

Chelsea will be hoping to kick-start their European campaign with a victory over Azerbaijan side Qarabag on Tuesday evening in the Champions League group stage. Antonio Conte's side have not had the most thrilling start to the Premier League but they will be hoping to make their mark in Europe. The English champions were drawn in a relatively tough group but they should be too hot for Qarabag in the group stage opener. Qarabag are taking part in the Champions …
Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Chelsea's summer is reaching a crossroads after it has emerged that priority target Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United. This is a huge blow for the Blues as it was widely reported that Antonio Conte wanted to bring the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge this summer to be his first choice striker. The fee is believed to be around £75 million, which is lower than many expected, but Wayne Rooney is set to go in the opposite direction. …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …
Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

It's August 19, 2007 and Liverpool's newest Spanish export, Fernando Torres, had just opened his account for the club in the 16th minute v Chelsea on his Anfield debut. A first for 'El Niño' in a Liverpool shirt, it was the birth of something special in Merseyside. Born in Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Fernando José Torres Sanz was living the dream playing professionally for his hometown club, Atletico Madrid. His grandfather had molded him into a passionate fan at a very young …
Alexandre Lacazette - What would be bring to Arsenal?

Alexandre Lacazette - What would be bring to Arsenal?

Arsenal appear to be set on bringing in a big name striker to provide competition for Olivier Giroud. They have been linked with moves with Romulu Lukaku and Edinson Cavani, while turned down by Jamie Vardy. The latest striker being targeted is rumoured to be Alexandre Lacazette, a player who has been heavily linked to the Premier League in the past few years. The Lyon striker has a very good goal return in Ligue 1, but is far from the …
Champions League Preview: What Awaits Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal?

Champions League Preview: What Awaits Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal?

On Monday 15th December in Nyon, at the headquarters of UEFA, Gianni Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, and Karl-Heinz Riedle, the ambassador for this years Champions League Final in Berlin, have taken the first step in this year's epic journey to the Holy Grail of club football. They have drawn the pairs for the Round 16 and did well enough to leave us with some mouthwatering clashes to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. There will be mixed feelings …
How Costa Will Set the League on Fire Next Season | Player Analysis

How Costa Will Set the League on Fire Next Season | Player Analysis

Chelsea signed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid for a fee in the region of £32 million to finally rectify their mistakes from last season when they suffered due to the lack of quality upfront which resulted in a trophy-less season. Chelsea have had a history of signing expensive flops for the striking department. Andriy Shevchenko signed for Chelsea in May 2006 for a club record £30m and scored 9 league goals in 48 appearances, whilst Fernando Torres signed in January …
Liverpool wil let Reina leave for £4million

Liverpool wil let Reina leave for £4million

Liverpool's Spanish international goalkeeper Pepe Reina can leave Anfield for a fee of £4million pounds due to a clause in his contract. Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that Simon Mignolet is the new Anfield No 1 and that there is no way back for fans favourite Pepe Reina. Liverpool however will not be able to receive a transfer fee over £4 million pounds. On Monday Reina had this to say on his Liverpool future 'Liverpool got another goalkeeper and they …
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