10 best PL signings of 2018/19, including Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool stars

first_imgThe Premier League season may only be three months old, but it is still plenty of time for new signings to have made an impact.It was another busy transfer window in the summer of 2018, even if Tottenham Hotspur decided not to make a single purchase. 4. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) – Signed for £26.4million from SampdoriaAfter beginning the season on the bench, Torreira is now one of the first names on Unai Emery’s team-sheet.Standing only 5’6, the 22-year-old is excellent at snuffing out danger and providing his defence with cover, but he is also a calm distributor of the ball offering the Arsenal midfield a new dimension they have lacked since the days of Gilberto Silva. 8. Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) – Signed for £13.5million from Stoke CityHardly new to the Premier League, the former Stoke City star has raised his performance levels since making the summer switch to Anfield.The Switzerland international has either scored or assisted in five of last Liverpool’s last six matches, leading many supporters urging Jurgen Klopp to keep him in the starting XI. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2. Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – Signed for £5million from MonacoAnother player from Molineux and Portugal, Moutinho has added class and guile to the Wolves midfield.Since arriving from Monaco, he has created more chances (10) for his teammates than any other player and scored a memorable equaliser at Old Trafford. 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Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) – Signed for £7million from LorientCapable of dictating play with his excellent passing range, the 19-year-old midfielder has settled quickly in north London.Impressive showings in defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea showed Guendouzi could hold his own in the Premier League, with Gunners fans voting him their Player of the Month for August. ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE GETTY BEST OF Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his goal against Fulham 11 11 Lucas Torreira adds bite to the Arsenal midfield 6. Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) – Signed for £71.6million from Athletic BilbaoMoving to a massive club, replacing a goalkeeper of Thibaut Courtois’ stature and in the process becoming the most expensive player ever in that position, few would blame Kepa if he felt any pressure. However, the Chelsea No.1 has grown in confidence with each match and has gone largely unnoticed so far – always a positive sign for any keeper. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img no dice 11 5. Jorginho (Chelsea) – Signed for £50million from NapoliFollowing Maurizio Sarri over from Napoli, the Italy international has been crucial to the style of play the new Chelsea boss is trying to implement.While his trademark one-touch football and control was lacking against Everton, Jorginho has still completed 1186 passes – more than any other player in the Premier League. RANKED 9. David Brooks (AFC Bournemouth) – Signed for £11.5million from Sheffield UnitedDespite his slight build and youthful appearance, the 20-year-old has had no problem adapting to the physicality of top flight football.The midfielder has started 10 of Bournemouth’s 11 league matches this season, scoring goals against Watford and Fulham. Jorginho is Chelsea’s pass master These three summer signings have impressed for their clubs 11 11 3. Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – Signed for £16million from Sporting LisbonFor any newly-promoted club a good start is crucial and Wolves have had just that in no small part to their European Championship winning goalkeeper.Signed from Sporting Lisbon, Patricio has a save percentage of 76%, putting in notable performances as his side drew with both Manchester City and Manchester United. Kepa Arrizabalaga has been unfazed by his world-record switch to Chelsea Rui Patricio has been solid in goal for Wolves Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade getty 7. James Maddison (Leicester City) – Signed for £7million from LorientTo many it would appear Maddison has played in the Premier League for his entire career given the way he has thrived since arriving from Norwich City.Three goals and two assists for the Foxes earned the 21-year-old a first call-up to the England squad for their UEFA Nations League matches last month. MONEY James Maddison has earned a call-up to the England squad MONEY 1. Richarlison (Everton) – Signed for £40million from WatfordEyebrows were raised when the Brazilian moved from Watford for a hefty fee of £40million, but he has since gone about trying his best to repay it.A brace on his Everton debut are among six Premier League goals for the Toffees, while his skills, dribbling and heading have made him the focal point of their attack.He has also forced his way into the national team, scoring twice in four appearances. 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