Premier League deadline day winners or losers

5 Premier League deadline day winners or losers

Were these Premier League clubs deadline day winners or losers?

FootyOn ask which Premier League clubs were deadline day winners or losers after the window closes?

The transfer window has closed following another frantic deadline day on August 31.

There are winners and losers in the market every summer, and this year has proved no different.

Who are these teams this time around, though?

Read on as we reveal the main deadline day winners or losers…

West Bromwich Albion

Baggies boss Tony Pulis has had a terrific transfer window in general, albeit after a slow start at The Hawthorns.

Not only did West Brom keep Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans from the clutches of Manchester City, but Nacer Chadli is staying too.

The last 48 hours of this transfer window also saw Albion make smart additions at left back and in midfield.

Kieran Gibbs joined from Arsenal as the England defender looks to rebuild his career.

The Baggies’ best business might just be Grzegorz Krychowiak, the Poland anchorman on loan from PSG.

Paddy Power are a best-price 6/4 that West Brom repeat their top half Premier League finish from last term.

Chelsea

Hold on, we know what you’re thinking Blues fans.

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How can Chelsea be transfer deadline day losers when they made two last-gasp signings in Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater?

It’s because of the deals Antonio Conte missed out on.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain snubbed a Stamford Bridge switch and staying in London by moving from Arsenal to Liverpool.

Not only did the Blues lose the England midfielder from under their noses, but saw the same thing happen with Fernando Llorente.

The World Cup-winning target man saw Spurs swoop for his services, landing Llorente instead on a £15,000,000 transfer from Swansea City.

Add in the bizarre Riyad Mahrez situation – where he reportedly left the Algeria national team camp to negotiate his Leicester City exit – and reports of Ross Barkley turning down a transfer from Everton, and Chelsea’s deadline day can hardly be called successful.

Tottenham

As mentioned above, Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy blew the Blues out the water and snatched Llorente from their grasp.

This was one of two deadline day transfers done by Tottenham, with the other being Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier signing from PSG for £23,000,000.

Spurs have now covered the departure of Kyle Walker to Manchester City earlier in the summer and all of a sudden have strength-in-depth up front.

This is because Vincent Janssen turned down a loan move to Brighton and Hove Albion, leaving Tottenham with three senior centre forwards.

Betway go 11/4 that Spurs win a major trophy this season.

Arsenal

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Just two major signings in the entire transfer window means the Gunners had the quietest summer of any Premier League team.

Were they deadline day winners or losers, though?

We think the latter because a reported £90,000,000 deal for France’s scoring winger Thomas Lemar breaking down.

Although Arsene Wenger failed to land the Monaco man and no deal for Julian Draxler materialised either, Arsenal have kept hold of Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile attacker now has little choice but to knuckle down until January, but can then negotiate to leave for nothing next summer.

Fringe forwards Joel Campbell and Lucas Perez have both been loaned out again, while Jack Wilshere remains at the Emirates with midfield flooded.

Swansea City

Although the Swans lost Llorente, Paul Clement used his connections with Carlo Ancelotti to make the coup loan capture of Bayern Munich and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches.

This mobile option in their engine room will hopefully go some way to replacing Gylfi Sigurdsson, sold to Everton to £45,000,000 earlier this summer.

Swansea also re-signed Ivory Coast frontman Wilfried Bony, who will hope to recapture the form of his first Liberty Stadium stint.

Although Clement couldn’t snare Belgium attacker Chadli from West Bromwich Albion, this goes down as a successful deadline day.

The Swans are 13/2 with betway for a top 10 finish.

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