BOTTOM HALF JANUARY WINDOW COMPARISON

SUNDERLAND
They say something is better than nothing but David Moyes seemed keen to disprove that theory with his transfer activity in January. Bargain bin shopping at former club Everton, Moyes shows no imagination and no belief.

BOURNEMOUTH

didn’t do much business and, unfortunately, saw Chelsea cut key loanee Nathan Aké’s spell short. Losing him with no replacement is an issue.

SOUTHAMPTON

Gabbiadini was an expensive addition for a striker who isn’t prolific (and Southampton desperately need a goalscorer). They also failed to replace departing captain Fonte.

BURNLEY

are looking to continue their rise up the table and obviously have money to spend, but using that on Robbie Brady and Ashley Westwood rather than, say, a consistent goalscorer to partner Andre Gray or someone who is proven quality (not Robbie Brady) is perplexing to say the least.

WATFORD

Typical of a Pozzo-owned club, Watford were very busy during the transfer window. Bringing in M’Baye Niang and Mauro Zarate at minimum cost to replace misfit Odion Ighalo, who they sold for £20m to China (a pretty good bit of business.)

HULL CITY

Under Marco Silva, Hull are a club on the rise. Though they will be upset to have lost key players Livermore and Snodgrass, they have replaced them for decent fees. The only issue now is how long it takes the litany of arrivals to adapt.

LEICESTER

Have needed a defensive midfielder since Kanté left and Ndidi fits the bill, but not the class. While the Schlupp sale is a good profit on a squad player.

CRYSTAL PALACE

avoided losing any of their leading lights and Allardyce has signed an entire left side for his team with Sakho, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic and Schlupp. He wants to avoid the drop and he’s spent big to do so. A bit Bold.

SWANSEA

Determined to avoid relegation, the Swans have added some talent throughout their team and that talent is all designed to create chances for their striker Fernando Llorente. An good use of the mountains of money Premier League teams have.

MIDDLESBROUGH

needed goals and they’ve secured two forwards to help score them and a midfielder who plays balls into the box. Also offloading a couple of squad players who weren’t playing. So overall a decent window compared to most rivals.

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