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Premier League positions compared to summer transfer spending

6 years ago
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So how does the summer spending correspond to where clubs find themselves in the Premier League after eleven matches?

While you can’t take one transfer window in isolation, there are some seemingly telling statistics from this snapshot of a comparison.

Six of the seven lowest (including Sunderland) spenders this summer also find themselves in the bottom eight.

(All transfer spending statistics taken from Transfermarkt.co.uk website)

Whilst at the top, five of the six biggest spenders find that they are in the top seven at the moment.

When it comes to Newcastle, they were the eleventh biggest spenders in this latest transfer window and are eighth in the league, currently ‘over-achieving’ when it comes to the amount of money Mike Ashley allows to be spent, especially taking into account the fact that it was some eighteen months before the summer window when United had previously bought a player.

Clubs listed in order of how much they spent in the summer with their current Premier League position in brackets.

£170.3m Manchester United (7th)

£133.3m Liverpool (11th)

£89.5m Arsenal (6th)

£85.3m Chelsea (1st)

£69.8m Manchester City (3rd)

£64.4m Southampton (2nd)

£41.5m QPR (19th)

£36.8m Spurs (12th)

£36.5m Hull (15th)

£35.3m Everton (10th)

£29.1m Newcastle United (8th)

£28.3m West Ham (4th)

£23.6m Swansea (5th)

£16.5m Sunderland (14th)

£14m West Brom (13th)

£13.9m Crystal Palace (17th)

£12.2m Leicester (18th)

£7.8m Burnley (20th)

£7.5m Aston Villa (16th)

£2.7m Stoke (9th)

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