All you need to know about Chelsea's Tiemoué Bakayoko

All you need to know about Chelsea's Tiemoué Bakayoko

Chelsea must love signing French midfielders in the middle of July. Especially those who have helped their previous teams register shock league victories. Last year on July 16 they had signed N’Golo Kante from Leicester City. He not only helped the Blues regain the Premier League title but also won the Premier League Player of the Year. So this year, on 15th July, Chelsea went to France and signed the 22-year old ball-winning midfielder Tiemoué from the Ligue 1 champions …
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 …
Fabinho Could Transform Manchester United From Pretenders into Contenders

Fabinho Could Transform Manchester United From Pretenders into Contenders

After a few no-breaking-news days on the Manchester United transfers front, there have been strong reports in the last couple of days that the Red Devils have made an official bid up to €50m (inclusive of add-ons) for AS Monaco's midfield dynamo Fabinho. Dynamo, incidentally is one of United Kingdom's more famous personalities - a recognisable magician and performer who could often be seen levitating above the statue of 'Christ - The Redeemer' overlooking the whole of Brazil, among other …
Who is Premier League target Benjamin Mendy?

Who is Premier League target Benjamin Mendy?

The season hasn't finished yet, but transfer rumours are already beginning to do the rounds. According to Sky Sports, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested in Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy. The Ligue 1 club have been one of the best clubs to watch this season and they are at risk of losing their best players as a result. Mendy is an exciting full back and one that has already impressed against English opposition, putting in a man-of-the-match …
Arsenal vs PSG - Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs PSG - Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It is approaching crunch time in Group A as PSG are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are joint top of the group alongside the French club with ten points and the winners on Wednesday night will finish top of the group. It is a great opportunity for the Gunners, who have struggled to get past the round of 16 due to difficult draws. If they finish top of the group, they will have a good chance of avoiding …
Tottenham Vs Monaco Preview - Team News, Key Men & Stats

Tottenham Vs Monaco Preview - Team News, Key Men & Stats

On September 14th, Tottenham will host Monaco as they begin their respective Champions League journey's.  The two teams will be facing off at Wembley Stadium as opposed to Spurs' usual home of White Hart Lane.  Having already sold out Wembley, Spurs will still likely have a substantial home advantage. Spurs are coming off an emphatic 4-0 win over Stoke City at the weekend.  After dropping points in two of their first three matches, Spurs were back to their dominant best …
Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

The summer transfer window is always an exciting time for managers and fans who welcome new players to the club ahead of the new season. However, there are also a few farewells and here are just a few players we've been accustomed to watching in the Premier League who’ll be gone for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Some were great, some were good and others were awful but nonetheless, they will be missed! Kolo Toure The former Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester …
AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

Having lost the first leg 3-1 at the Emirates, Arsenal face an uphill task when they travel to Côte d'Azur on Tuesday night. The Gunners need to score three unanswered goals in order to advance which seems next to impossible considering how solid Monaco are at the back. The French side however were somewhat lucky to come away having conceded just once because of a bizarrely misfiring Oliver Giroud who had six good chances to get on the scoresheet before being …
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