Assessing performances of the Premier League's biggest summer signings
The summer transfer window. A time when clubs from all over the world are competing for the services of the worlds best players, and this time around, it was no different. Premier League clubs allegedly spent £1.25bn on new players. But, spending big money doesn’t necessarily mean that they will consistently perform to the expected standard - just look at Fernando Torres at Chelsea back in January 2011, the Spaniard signed for a then record £50million, but never consistently scored for the Blues during his three seasons at Stamford Bridge.
As with any transfer window, this one saw players making the move both domestically and internationally, some between Premier League clubs themselves, while several new faces will be plying their trade in England for the first time.
With eight Premier League games now come and gone, how are some of the players who have switched clubs settling into their surroundings? Have they made the impact that their fans would have hoped when they first saw that picture of them awkwardly holding up the shirt?
Below is how six of the most high profile [and most expensive] signings of the summer have fared so far.