Wolves' Portuguese Revolution Continues in 2018

Wolves' Portuguese Revolution Continues in 2018

Not many things are certain in English football. Maybe the bagful of goals that Harry Kane will score each season, or the several hugs that Jurgen Klopp will dole out to his players and staff, or even the number of rants Jose Mourinho will launch into every season, are predictable but not much else is. Who will win the Premier League or who will get relegated or who will win the Championship? In most seasons, fans have to wait for …
Manchester United v Benfica Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester United v Benfica Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The Champions League is back and it feels like ages since United claimed victory in Portugal on a night when things were not exactly straight-forward, thanks to an unforced error from the 18-year old goalkeeper Mile Svilar. On Tuesday night, for the Red Devils, the pathway to the Round of 16 is clear. Better CSKA Moscow's result versus Basel and they will secure their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League for the first time since 2013-14. With …
Benfica v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

Benfica v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

In midweek, Manchester United will play their second game on the road as they make the short trip to Lisbon to take on the biggest club side in Portuguese football. United and Benfica have storied histories in this competition with arguably United's 4-1 win against a Eusebio-led Benfica in 1968 - the most memorable, making Manchester United the first English club to win the European Cup. But today, Benfica are on a sticky wicket - both in Portugal and outside …
Manchester United Champions League Walkthrough: Group A

Manchester United Champions League Walkthrough: Group A

Champions League is back at Manchester United and Old Trafford can finally look forward to some big and potentially enjoyable nights, thanks to a memorable European campaign that culminated in a victorious night at Stockholm lasts season. Although winning the Premier League for the first time in five years is still very much the primary objective, the Red Devils and more importantly, Jose Mourinho himself will be under considerable pressure to make their mark in a competition they have won …
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 …
Mourinho welcomes back Matic

Mourinho welcomes back Matic

Chelsea have completed the first substantial transfer deal of this years January transfer window by completing a £21million pound move for Nemanja Matic. The 25 year old Serbian international returns to Chelsea after spending 3 years in Portugal with Benfica. Matic has signed a 5 and a half year deal and both he and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho are very excited by the move. "I am very happy for this opportunity. I just want to say I will give my …
Is Matic ready to return to the Bridge?

Is Matic ready to return to the Bridge?

Chelsea could be ready to bring former player Nemanja Matic back to the Bridge. According to reports in Portugal, Chelsea are ready to re-sign former Blue Nemanja Matic from Benfica for a fee believed to be around £20 million pounds. Matic, who was part of the Chelsea squad back in 2011 made only 2 appearances in 2 years at the Bridge. He was part of the deal that saw David Luiz move to Chelsea from Benfica in the same January …