How the Premier League's top six stand after transfer window

Sergio Cunningham
August 12, 2018

One game into the season and we've already had two collectors' items - a Luke Shaw goal and a happy Jose.

United's boss, about to begin his third season at the helm at Old Trafford, has cut a disgruntled figure during the summer, apparently unhappy with the club's transfer window activity.

Spurs failed to sign a single player during the transfer window with many people anxious that could scupper the clubs effort to push for the title this term. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win", he said.

WORST PLAYER - Nobody stood out as being particularly bad in this Wolves side - the problem was more that few players seemed willing to step forward and grab the initiative. So were two members of Portugal's 2016 European Championship winning team: Former Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio and midfielder Joao Moutinho, who signed from Monaco. He showed absolutely no signs of tiredness despite the fact that he inspired France to World Cup glory last month in Russian Federation.

"I'm not confident", Mourinho said, when asked whether there would be more players arriving before the deadline.

"I won't be full from a World Cup".

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Manager Rafa Benitez has been unhappy there were only four off-season arrivals, with outgoings ensuring a transfer profit of around $35 million.

"Each player has this quality, this characteristic to help the team as a collective". Only one of the 10 recruits did start: Brazilian defender Bernardo.

Craig Pawson deemed Phil Jagielka's challenge on Diogo Jota being worthy of a straight red card, presenting Wolves with a unsafe free-kick.

Everton have not lost a top-flight opener since 2011 and kept that run alive thanks to Richarlison, whom they purchased from Watford for £40 million in July and reunited with manager Marco Silva.

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