Analysing Alvaro Morata's imminent move to Chelsea

Analysing Alvaro Morata's imminent move to Chelsea

Chelsea were dealt a blow in their preparations for the new season when Romelu Lukaku moved to Manchester United. There were many in the game that expected the Belgian to return to Stamford Bridge, but he has ended up joining up with his former Blues' manager at Old Trafford. Antonio Conte would have been frustrated by losing out on his number one target, but they have recovered quickly and are now moving closer to signing a new striker. They have …
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 …
Lukaku is the flat-track bully Mourinho needs at Manchester United

Lukaku is the flat-track bully Mourinho needs at Manchester United

The initial reaction to the news that Manchester United were in advanced talks including agreeing a fee in a staggering deal to sign Everton's Romelu Lukaku was one of utter disbelief. This slowly morphed into shock and now, having had a couple of days to process everything, this writer is positively excited and completely convinced that the soon-to-be-confirmed move makes total sense to United - in almost every aspect. To understand and even quantify what Lukaku could bring to Manchester …
How Chelsea Can Start Preparing for Life After Diego Costa

How Chelsea Can Start Preparing for Life After Diego Costa

The Premier League champions have made great strides under Antonio Conte and they were the deserved winners of the 2016-17 league campaign. Conte has certainly made his mark on the squad and he made a number of changes last season, including switches in formation and personnel. Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso became important figures in the starting XI and David Luiz's return was capped off by a brilliant campaign. N'Golo Kante slotted into the midfield with ease and picked up …
Chelsea Vs Sunderland Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea Vs Sunderland Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This Sunday, the Premier League season comes to an end as all twenty clubs play their final matches in the afternoon. It has been a very interesting season, with several ups and downs for most of the clubs. But two clubs’ future was almost certain by the end of March. Bar a miracle or two, no one was going to stop Chelsea from winning the league title this season. Even if they had a late scare it was nothing serious. …
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

 Chelsea will travel to the Hawthorns knowing that a win and 3 points will see them lift a second league title in three years and the first under Antonio Conte in his managerial debut in England. West Bromwich Albion are one of those clubs positioned comfortably in mid-table with nothing to play for in the remaining games. If anything, that suggests how good Tony Pulis and the midlands club have been in the season - punching well above their weight …
Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The title race is on in the Premier League with only four points separating Chelsea and Tottenham. Although they have been in the box-seat for the majority of this campaign, they have not been crowned champions yet and the Blues need to ensure that they remain focused on winning their remaining matches. This weekend sees one of their most difficult fixtures left to play as they travel to Goodison Park to face in-form Everton. They haven't lost at home since December …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

League leaders Chelsea will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they welcome Southampton to a floodlit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Antonio Conte and Chelsea will be bouncing off their impressive win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final against Wembley, keeping their chances of securing another historic double in the Italian's debut season very much alive. But the focus will now be back on extending their lead to further up the …
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