MONEY TALKS - ALL 20 EPL SIDES RANKED BY COST PER POINT

Money talks! All 20 English Premiership clubs ranked by cost per point to date this season!

Find out where your favorite England Premier League club ranks in the value for money rankings per point on the infographic “Transfer fee per point” created by the staff of football tickets reseller LiveFootballTickets.com. The graphic is based on transfer fees spent on the eleven footballers who played the most minutes for their side in the 2015-16 English Premier League campaign after nineteen games.   

Of note, Manchester City, Manchester United, and FC Chelsea rank highest in the amount of money spent on transfer fees for the 11 footballers with the most minutes in the first 19 games of the season, while it is notable that Leicester City, Watford, and Bournemouth have the lowest money spent.

Dig deeper, do your own math, and see an interesting interpretation to the statistics related to your own favorite Barclay’s Premier League team.

The England Premier League’s winter transfer window opened on midnight January 2, 2016 and closes on February 1 at 11pm when EPL clubs must have completed their deals. The top tier Barclay’s Premiership consists of 20 titan EPL clubs who employ 547 top level footballers with an amazing total valuation of over $4,300,000,000!

Premier League sides are running out of time to complete their January deals as they attempt to bring superstar footballers on board with the goal of winning more matches in 2016, earning the league trophy, and finishing on top of the EPL table to qualify for a spot in the lucrative Champions League tournament next season.

Exciting rumors are flying as the winter window grows closer to closing.

Reportedly, sponsors Adidas want to make Manchester United a powerhouse again, and are plotting to lure both Pep Guardiola and superstar Lionel Messi to Old Trafford. United are also linked with forwards Lucas Moura and Sadio Mane. 

Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato continues to interest Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.

New Blues boss Guus Hiddink is looking for top names to save Chelsea's season and may make a move for Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is on the lookout for footballers who can keep Leicester in the hunt for the title.

First place FC Arsenal is closing in on deal for Basle midfielder Mohamed Elneny.  

Going into the second half of the EPL 2015-16 campaign, Arsenal and Leicester City are tied in first place on the Premiership table followed by Manchester City in second, Tottenham Hotspur in third, Crystal Palace in fourth and Manchester United in fifth.

Chelsea are defending Premiership Champions, while Aston Villa are rock bottom with only 8 league goals to date and may be relegated along with Sunderland currently in nineteenth with 12 league goals to date, and Newcastle United in seventeenth with 17 goals if the sides continue at their current pace.

To date, Arsenal and Leicester City have scored a total of 39 league goals apiece. Manchester City have scored 36, Tottenham Hotspurs have scored 35, Crystal Palace have 31 points, Manchester United have a total of 30 league goals.

The Gunners have the highest cost per point ratio in the Premier League this season.

Last season eighth place Swansea City had the best (lowest) cost per point ratio in the Barclay’s Premier League with each point costing £386,607 based on net spend. Swansea's net spend including signings, sales and wages was £21.65m, after collecting 56 points.

On the other hand, fourth place Manchester United had the worst (highest) cost per Premier League point last season at £3,483,824, a net spend of £236.9m after collecting 68 points.

Southampton's cost per Premier League point last season was £410,526, a net spend of £23.4m after collecting 57 points, giving a cost per point of £410,526.

Stoke City's cost per Premier League point last season was £719,000, a net spend of £35.95m after collecting 50 points, giving a cost per point of £719,000.

The Spurs cost per Premier League point last season was £968,966, a net spend of £56.2m after collecting 58 points, giving a cost per point of £968,966.

Relegated Burnley's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,074,483, after a net spend of £31.16m after collecting 29 points, giving a cost per point of £1,074,483.

Leicester City’s cost per Premier League point last season was £1,129,730, a net spend of £41.8m after collecting 37 points, giving a cost per point of £1,129,730.

League champions Chelsea's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,216,667 a net spend of £102.2m after collecting 84 points, giving a cost per point of £1,216,667.

Crystal Palace's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,229,524, a net spend is £51.64m after collecting 42 points, giving a cost per point of £1,229,524.

Aston Villa's cost per Premier League point was last season was £1,276,316, a net spend of £48.5m after collecting 38 points, giving a cost per point of £1,276,316

West Brom's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,389,268, a net spend of £56.96m after collecting 41 points, giving a cost per point of £1,389,268.

Sunderland's cost per Premier League point last season of £1,419,722, a net spend of £51.11m after collecting 36 points, giving a cost per point of £1,419,722.

West Ham's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,540,426, a net spend of £72.4m after collecting 47 points, giving a cost per point of £1,540,426.

Relegated Hull City's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,658,824, a net spend of £56.4m after collecting 34 points, giving a cost per point of £1,658,824.

Everton's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,712,500, a net spend is £75.35m after collecting 44 points, giving a cost per point of £1,712,500.

Liverpool's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,806,452, a net spend of £112m after collecting 62 points, giving a cost per point of £1,806,452.

Newcastle's cost per Premier League point last season was £1,813,889, a net spend of £65.3m after collecting 36 points, giving a cost per point of £1,813,889.

Relegated QPR's cost per Premier League point last season was £2,288,889, a net spend of £61.8m after collecting 27 points, giving a cost per point of £2,288,889.

Top of the table Arsenal's cost per Premier League point last season was £2,295,714, a net spend of £160.7m after collecting 70 points, giving a cost per point of £2,295,714.

Top of the table Manchester City's cost per Premier League point last season was £2,424,658, a net spend of £177m after collecting 73 points, giving a cost per point of £2,424,658.

Premier League January transfer window spending reached an increasing pinnacle in 2008, 2009, and 2011. More than £130million was spent by EPL teams in the winter transfer window in 2015 and 2014. You can be sure that there will be plenty of deals in 2016 as well.

Last January, some of the biggest transfer deals were disastrous: Florentina’s Juan Cuadrado who transfered to FC Chelsea for £22million, played in only a few matches and was sent back to Italy the following summer. Many believe Swansea City’s Wilfried Bony did not justify the shocking £28million fee that brought him to Manchester City.

In the past, winter signings have proved to be more risky than summer signings. Winter signing footballers have less time to adjust to their new side, manager, and in some cases even new climate, language and culture. However there can be some shockingly inflated transfer prices due to desperate clubs wanting to win silverware, avoid relegation, and rushed negotiations at the last minute.

Due to UEFA’s easing of Financial Fair Play, there is not a reason for the Premiership’s wealthy clubs, Arsenal, Man City, Man United, and FC Chelsea, to limit their ambitions in the 2016 January transfer window.

Arsenal’s 11 players and their transfer fees include: Petr Cech, 19 appearances, 1,710 minutes, transfer fee £10,000,000; Nacho Monreal (19, 1,628, £8,300,000); Mesut Özil, (18, 1,550, £42,500,000); Héctor Bellerín (17, 1,530, £350,000); Laurent Koscielny (16, 1,361, £10,000,000); Aaron Ramsey (15, 1,319, youth); Per Mertesacker (14, 1,260, £10,000,000); Olivier Giroud, (19, 1,231, £13,000,000); Santi Cazorla, (14   1,205, £20,000,000); Alexis Sánchez (14, 1,107, £35,000,000); Francis Coquelin (12, 894 £700,000). Total: 177 player appearances; 14,795 minutes: £149,850,000 transfer fees total for all players.

Expect clubs at the bottom of the table to be busy and desperate as the new Premier League TV deals begin in the 2016-17 season. Rock bottom sides are aware of the loss of money for their teams if they fall out of the top flight this campaign.

Clubs mired in trouble on the table, but with money to spend - Newcastle, Sunderland, Aston Villa in particular - will all be busy.

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