Man Utd and West Ham joy, Chelsea woe – Starsport ranks best and worst transfer windows

With January been and gone, the transfer window is once again shut and Premier League clubs are left with what they have for the remainder of the campaign.

No more strengthening to boost hopes of staving off relegation.

No more big-name signings to increase chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

Some teams spent well, while others failed to get deals done.

Starsport’s writers have assessed which Premier League clubs were the winners and losers of the January transfer window.

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Rhys Daly

BEST – Manchester United

Coupled with Chelsea’s failure to sign anyone, Bruno Fernandes could be the man to fire United back into the Champions League.

If the Portugal international gets off to a good start against Wolves on Saturday it could give the whole squad a much needed boost while piling pressure on Frank Lampard and his team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has options regarding where he can play the 25-year-old depending on who else is fit, giving the Red Devils some much needed versatility.

The club also secured a risk-free move for former Watford man Odion Ighalo, with any goals he scores coming as a bonus in the absence of Marcus Rashford.

Odion Ighalo will arrive in Manchester soon
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WORST – Chelsea

When asked if he was disappointed about Chelsea’s transfer window, Frank Lampard said: ““Yes… every time I look at the TV another player signs for a club.”

The Blues have been incredibly lucky to keep hold of a six-point lead in the race for fourth spot having failed to build on a run of good throughout October and into November, with Lampard mentioning United’s capture of Fernandes as a worry after he failed to sign a single player.

He added: “If I’m looking at it with my business head on and looking around us in the table and I look at Manchester United obviously signing a big, big player (Bruno Fernandes), a world class player in my opinion.”

Chelsea failed…


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