The premier league transfer window ended yesterday 8th August 2019 at 7pm (E.A.T) and all the big six teams were busy trying to improve their areas of weakness.
Here we take a look at the extent to which new signings can improve the respective clubs.
To start with defending champions Manchester city, they signed Angelino ( £5.3m PSV), Rodri (Atletico Madrid for £62.8m), Goalkeeper Scot Carson (loan from Derby), Joao Cancelo (Juventus £60m).
The notable departures include former captain Vincent Kompany (Anderlecht) Fabian Delph (Everton) and Danilo (Juventus).
But the new players are enough to keep the club’s depth to compete very well this season.
With the arrival of Rodri, Coach Pep Guardiola may be tempted to switch Fernandinho into center back and Kompany may not be missed.
Manchester city still stand greater chances of taking a third successive title and for the first time since Manchester United in 2009.
European reigning champions had a Wonderful season but missing out on one point to the Blues of Manchester.
They are a club which needs the premier league title the most after a 29 years wait which also gave Manchester United a chance to overtake them on 20 titles.
They brought in defender Sepp van den Berg (PEC Zwolle, £1.3m), Winger Harvey Elliott (Fulham, undisclosed fee) and goalkeeper Adrian from West Ham (free).
Notable departures include; Alberto Moreno (Villa real), Daniel Sturridge who was released, and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (Club Bruges, £6.4m).
They don’t look to harm the Reds but for cases of Sturridge and Moreno, they would come in for other domestic trophies to relieve strikers and Robertson of fatigue.
Liverpool may also be affected at the start by the fact that their match winners have been involved in Africa cup of Nations and COPA America. They include, Mohammad Salah, Sadio Mane Nabi Keita, Roberto Firmino and Goalkeeper Alisson Bec
Although all these stand, Liverpool may afford the second position at the end of the season.
They finished fourth last season behind Chelsea but they stand a chance of finishing above fellow Londoners due to the departure Hazard, and the transfer Embargo that has deterred them (Chelsea) from getting new players.
Spurs brought in Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £53.8m, Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for £25m, Jack Clarke from Leeds for £8.5m and Kion Etete from Notts County for only £200,000.
Notable departures include; Kieran Trippier who would also help in taking free kicks, he joined Atletico Madrid for £20m, another was Vincent Janssen who they don’t really miss. He went to Monterrey for a fee thought to be around £6.3m.
Spurs will make a third finish.
The team made a record fee signing for a defender; Harry Maguire (£80m) and is thought to improve United’s defence. They also got a £50m signing in Wan Bissaka to improve the right back.
With Luke Shaw in Left back and Pogba thought not to go anywhere, the Red devils look a much improved side.
Their only worry is in the front side where Lukaku who left for Inter (£74m) was not replaced. The only question is whether youths Marcus Rashford, Antony Martial and the flopped old Sanchez can lead the hunt for goals.
I see Man Utd affording a fourth position.
The Gunners finished fifth last season.
They have brought in Nicolas Pepe for £72m (club record signing) from Lille, on-loan midfielder Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid, left back Kieran Tierney from Celtic for £25m, David Luiz from Chelsea for £8m and Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano for undisclosed fee.
Notable departures include, Alex Iwobi (Everton, £34m) who would provide competition to attackers, Aaron Ramsey (Juventus, free), Petr Cech (retired), Danny Welbeck (Watford), and Stephan Lichtsteiner (released).
With Ozil aging and the departure of Ramsey, Dani Ceballos is not enough in the midfield.
The Gunners have tried to address the problems in the respective departments but the signings can’t beat the players in such departments of clubs in my top four.
They will finish fifth.
The Europa league reigning champions have had many disappointments during the window
The departure of coach Maurizio Sarri who was experienced than the new Lampard, the departure of Hazard who was not replaced due to transfer ban, are big blows to the blues.
With David Luiz and Garry Cahill joining London clubs Arsenal and Crystal Palace respectively, Chelsea remain with Rudiger, Christensen and Zouma as the only competent Center backs.
Christian Pulisic has looked well in the pre-season along with Ross Barkley and Mason Mount BUT missing Hazard and the arrival of a new and young coach Lampard will definitely hamper their performance, I see them finish six.