Chelsea v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This Sunday, Chelsea host Arsenal in what is normally a hotly contested clash between two of the most popular football clubs in the capital. The Champions have finally clicked into gear, despite a strange transfer window culminating into a disappointing opening day result, largely overshadowed by events outside the realms of normalcy. Antonio Conte has acted swiftly in the second half of the Summer, to bolster his squad, particularly in the midfield bringing in the likes of Bakayoko and Drinkwater …
Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea host Everton on Sunday, hoping that they'll be able to further the momentum that they've built after their win against Tottenham, while Everton will hope to recover from their Europa League exertions in time to defeat the defending champions. Chelsea followed up their embarrassing 3-2 loss at home to Burnley on the opening day with an impressive 2-1 win away to Tottenham.  Chelsea stemmed the tide of criticism against them thanks to two goals from left wing back Marcos …
The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Playing Musical Chairs - Exchanging Strikers with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal It’s crazy time. The Welcome To and Exit doors are swinging in and out and the new are replacing the old. Clubs are scurrying in hopes of improving their position in last season’s table or, in Chelsea’s case, hanging on to that coveted top slot. Arsenal, for the first time in Arsène Wenger’s tenure with the club, has dropped out of the Champions League competition and, with the …
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 …
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 …
Would Alvaro Morata be a Good Signing for Manchester United?

Would Alvaro Morata be a Good Signing for Manchester United?

The Telegraph are reporting that Manchester United have agreed terms with Alvaro Morata ahead of a potential summer move to Old Trafford. They have yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid, but it is clear that the Spaniard is the club's priority target to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been released in recent days. The striker wants to leave the Bernabeu this summer after a frustrating season that saw him play a supporting role to Karim Benzema and United …
Top 4 Arsenal striker targets

Top 4 Arsenal striker targets

The EPL this season will be a tough road for all the teams as the biggest names in the business battle it out to win the trophy. In such a situation, Arsenal needs to tighten a few knots here and there to ensure a smooth performance. With a good show last season, Arsenal are looking out to strengthen their team further by adding new talent, and here’s a roundup of the top 4 targets. 1. Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan …
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