Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur are favourites to finish in the final two Champions League spots, but Arsenal could launch a top-four challenge if they can maintain their current form, according to Matthew Upson. Tottenham are in pole position to finish in third place after Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 3-1 winners against Chelsea FC at Wembley last weekend, thanks to goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
The center-back from Uruguay Diego Godin is relatively better as a defender when compared to Sergio Ramos from Spain as per Matthew Upson. The former England defender has seen both of them showing their defensive skills in the FIFA World Cup, which took place in Russia couple of months back. Godin is known for playing domestically in Madrid and was involved in the opening match against Egypt and Ramos was to start from Spain against Portugal. Ramos has made an entry post the third victory in the Champions League with Real Madrid. He is the key player, especially after Julen
That is according to BBC Radio 5 Live pundit and the Stoke man Charlie Adam. The Manchester United team finished a grand 19 points behind the Premier Manchester City, the League champions of last term. This summer, Mourinho has secured the deals for Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred however; he is still chasing moves for minimum of two more players. Ivan Perisic and Harry Maguire both are high on his target list, however, the transfer window is closing on next Thursday, and it seems the time is not on the side of Mourinho. According to Midfielder Adam, United has to
Joselu makes scintillating comeback as he registers a goal on the scoresheet in Stokes under-23’s drilling of chesterfield. The Potter’s right back Phil Bardsley limped off the field shortly after the commencement of their game with Switzerland side Neuchatel Xamax which saw a formidable stoke side win a narrow 1-0 margin. Forward Joselu, spent his last season on a loan to La Liga side Deportivo la Coruna has missed out on key games this summer having been given a [compassionate] leave due to family issues he’s faced with. The duos have since returned to training and were actively involved at the
Former Stoke City defender Matthew Upson believes that Liverpool will not win the title soon if Jurgen Klopp continues his rotation policy. Indeed the German manager has been criticized for the number of changes that he makes to his team especially in the derby against Everton where he left Coutinho as well as Firmino on the bench. So far this season Jurgen Klopp has made the most changes of any team in the Premier League and Matthew Upson believes that this could be a problem in the long run. The former Arsenal defender said that for a team to be
Stoke City lost to Newcastle United in the Premier Leagueover the weekend. After their achievement against a red hot in-form Manchester United last week, the Mark Hughes led side were expected to cause damage to Rafa Benitez’s side resurgence. Hughes claimed all the players were forewarned to take the Magpies team that started poorly with the highest levels of seriousness. He added that the match winner Jamaal Lascelles was also discussed so the players shouldn’t have given him room. Lascelles scored from a corner in their last game against Swansea before repeating the exact move at Saint James Park, earning
Former Stoke City defender Matthew Upson believes that Stoke City can have a good season this year. He said that Stoke City manager Mark Hughes had made some good signings and he feels that they are able to finish higher in the table. Matthew Upson said that it would not be easy as all the teams around them have strengthened during the transfer window but he feels that there is a good atmosphere around the team. He said for some time the objective of Stoke City has been to avoid relegation, and he feels that things are changing now. Matthew
It doesn’t matter if Diego Maradona labels the full backs as the part of the pitch where the least action takes place in a bid to spite and downgrade Dani Alves on route to calling him an “idiot.” Those of Southampton’s extraction will always stand as a contradiction to the Argentine legend’s on air submission.Even as Gareth Bale stands out, others like Luke Shaw, Nathan Clyne and Calum Chambers are not far off either. Chambers after arriving from the Saint Quarters, took his first season at Emirates by storm as he put in performances that defied his youngage wrapping up
Matthew Upson along with his former teammates Antony Kay and Jordan Spence were released from Milton Keynes Dons back on 2015.
Upson was struggling with a string of injuries which forced him to stay out of action for a long period of time and he could only make less than 10 appearances.
Ever since then, Upson has not joined any other club but he has recently been spotted in the training grounds of West Ham United and now rumors are starting to spread claiming that Matthew Upson could be joining the Premier League club in the near future.
It’s very unlikely that Upson will be joining any real competitive club as he is 37 years old and his time in the pitch as an actual player is probably over as his age is just too much unless he decides to join a club that isn’t as competitive maybe like the MLS which is a destination for older players who are looking to perform without so much pressure at least compared to other leagues around the world.
Despite not being an active player, Matthew Upson still remains up to date in relation to what is going on in the world of football and the former Arsenal player has recently talked about something that has been occurring involving: Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and a Belgian defender called: Toby Alderweireld.
Toby Alderweireld is a 28 year old defender who is currently performing for Tottenham Hotspur and has been performing so impressively that he has attracted the attention of the other previously mentioned clubs and Matthew Upson has recently stated that Tottenham should not allow the highly-rated defender to leave anytime soon.
He’s one of the best. In the Premier League at the moment, he’s hands down one of the best. I think that Tottenham would be very, very keen to tie him up. You look at other clubs Manchester United, Manchester City they are desperate for a top centre-half and he fits the bill.” Matthew Upson said.
With comments like this one, it appears like Matthew Upson is still interested in the world of football and could be possibly enticed of taking up a staff member position in a club.
Troubled French playmaker Dimitri Payet has ignored links to China as his woes continue this term.
The player wants out of West Ham but the club is not willing to sell him, hence a pause in his career that was gradually picking up.
Payet has pleaded with the club to release him but they have repeatedly ignored him particularly as they feel hurt about the way the player responded to their good gestures. His former club Marseille have stepped up and have asked that the Premier League club sell him back to them as the player wants to move back home.
Marseille so far have not been able to meet up with the Hammers price tag. They are expected to return with a bid of at least £25 million after West Ham rejected previous offers.
The 29-year old could see his career wear down as he refused to play and West Ham refuse to let him go. He has turned down a £500,000 monthly tax-free wage to China, preferring to return to France.
The player trained with former defender Matthew Upson with the under 23 side as he awaits another visit of Marseille. The player was demoted to train with the feeder team as the issue remain resolved.
West Ham rejected a bid of £22 million from Marseille as they seem insistent on ruining the player’s prospects a bit or cashing in before they let him go. If the French club offer £25 million the London stadium dwellers might budge from the £30 million they want.
West ham would replace the player with Jose Fonte and Scott Hogan from Southampton and Brentford respectively after their £6 million bid for Robert Snodgrass was thrown out.
The team’s form has improved of late with them entering the top ten but it remains a tough season for the club that enjoyed a decent level of success only last year.