Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

Disruptive Pre-Season For Top Two An Opportunity For Chasing Pack?

There’s never been a summer quite like this one. Clubs and national teams are increasingly testing the limits of player work-loads but since the Champions League final brought down the curtain on the European club season, we have had the privilege of watching the inaugural Nations League Finals, Euro 2020 qualifiers, the UEFA U-21 Championships and three senior continental competitions over the past month.  Rested players have already begun to make their way back to their clubs for the start …
Who is the best Premier League Goalkeeper this season?

Who is the best Premier League Goalkeeper this season?

It may be an obvious statement but scoring goals will more often than not win you football matches. From week to week the likes of Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane receive many plaudits, thanks to their efforts in the final third. They are the men who are in the spotlight and rightfully so, as it is their actions that often decide whether they are on the winning side or not. However, it is also fair to say that the credit …
Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
Sadio Mané's Sending off Changed the Match, But for the Right Reasons

Sadio Mané's Sending off Changed the Match, But for the Right Reasons

Seven Premier League matches were played on Saturday, and 24 goals were scored, but the major talking point at the end of the day was the red card handed to Premier League player of the month and Liverpool forward Sadio Mané for a high-footed, studs up lunge on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson. While Mané’s challenge was, as he reaffirmed on his Instagram page after the match, completely unintentional, and Ederson didn’t suffer any major injuries, the City goalkeeper remained on …
Lukaku and Rashford 'could' be United's new Yorke and Cole

Lukaku and Rashford 'could' be United's new Yorke and Cole

Ambitious title, isn't it?  When Lukaku and Rashford started together for the first time at Manchester United, in a fairly historic event - the first Manchester derby held outside of UK and the first time the two sides faced each other after the horrific terrorist/suicide bomber attack in May, there was as much excitement among the United fans as there was respect from both sides, on the pitch and the terraces in Houston, who made it nothing less than a …
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 …