After a record breaking transfer window, in which Premier league clubs spent about 1.2 billion euros, teams will start to re-strategize as they look to plan for the season ahead.
For many people, the season really starts now after every team has finished their transfer business.
The likes of Manchester United and Manchester City spent an incredible amount of money to strengthen their respective squads, while the likes of Arsenal actually earned a profit!
Let us look at some of the most notable winners and losers from the transfer window.
Jose Mourinho has never failed to win a league title in his second season at a club. This is a fact that every United fan held on to before the window began, as they believed that Jose would wave his magic wand and bring home the title.
The additions of Lukaku and Lindelof proved to be astute signings as they covered the problems in the United side. United did not score enough goals last year, which they addressed by bringing in the big Belgian from Everton.
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But it was the signing of Matic that gave United a different look to their side altogether. The big Serbian has started brilliantly at the club, which has given the likes of Pogba and Mikhi the freedom to move forward and express themselves.
With three wins out of three, Jose and United look very pretty indeed. And Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back in town as well!
Tottenham are the team on the rise, as the North London outfit have arguably the best project in English football right now. They have one of the best managers in world football in Mauricio Pochettino, who has carefully put together a team that can challenge for all honours.
After two wonderful Premier league campaigns, Pochettino realizes that this team needs to win something and quickly. Which is is why he brought in a host of players to supplement an already existing core group of players.
Most notably, Davinson Sanchez and Fernando Llorente would add depth and quality to their squad, which needed a little bit of strengthening as it is.
Importantly, they were able to get in Serge Aurier with the 50 million that they got from Kyle Walker’s sale to Manchester City.
A great window overall for Tottenham.
The blue half of Merseyside had a spectacular window, as they splashed the cash like never before.
Everton’s manager, Ronald Koeman has brought in the likes of Wayne Rooney, Sandro, Micheal Keane, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford and Gylfi Sigurdsson to name a few.
They surprisingly retained Ross Barkely, which comes as an added bonus, although Koeman has said that he would not be interested in using Barkley this season.
All in all, Everton showed great ambition and look set to have a great season!
COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER
Although Jurgen Klopp’s side pipped Arsenal to the fourth spot last season, the German coach would have realized that his team needed to re-invest heavily.
Liverpool needed a strong defender, a midfielder and an attacker in order to strengthen themselves. They bought Mo Salah from Roma, who is already looking like a wonderful signing for the Anfield side.
They also completed the shocking deal for Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, as the former Arsenal star would provide a versatile option in midfield.
But their summer long chase of Virgil Van Dijk proved futile, as the Dutch defender remained put at Southampton.
And then there is the big question over Coutinho. Will he complete his move to Barcelona today? Liverpool’s season could depend on it.
Pep Guardiola’ side spent more money than any team has ever done in a transfer window. They knew that they had to strengthen their defence, which is why they threw bucket loads of money to bring in Walker, Mendy and Danilo.
Up front, they got rid of Navas and Nolito and brought in Bernardo Silva from Monaco. But their biggest regret would be the failure to land Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean was all but ready to come, but Arsenal’s inability to get a replacement saw that deal fall through, leaving Guardiola furious.
Their expensively assembled defence, in addition to their new keeper Ederson, have not looked convincing in the opening few games. That and Sanchez’s failure might end up hurting Guardiola in the end.
It has been a weird summer for Chelsea football club. It is no secret that Conte was extremely upset with the lack of support that he received from the board in the transfer window.
The failure to land Lukaku and seeing him go to United was bad enough, but the decision to sell Matic to the Old Trafford unit almost felt as if Chelsea gave their title away to Jose’s United side.
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Morata, Bakayoko, Rudiger and Drinkwater would add strength in depth to this side. But they have not particularly improved the side if they want to challenge in both England and Europe. There is no competition for places in the starting XI either.
The failures to get the likes of Chamberlain and Barkley might prove to be very costly for Chelsea.
Gooners worldwide are going through a really hard time. The signing of Lacazette gave hope to everyone, but what has taken place since then has been a total farce.
Arsenal needed a defender and a strong midfielder this summer. Instead, they sold a defender in Gabriel and gave away Chamberlain, their best player in the second half of last season, to Liverpool.
Wenger’s failure to keep Chamberlain and then buy Mbappe and Lemar was telling. Somehow Arsene needs to steady the ship, as two losses in the first three matches have already created a crisis in the club.
The good news is that Sanchez will stay for another year. But Ozil might leave today!