Last Minute Transfer Window Shopping Lists For All 20 Premier League Clubs

After assessing each Premier League team’s weaknesses last season, talent gaps within the squad and new signings, I’ve compiled a short-list of suitable players teams could and perhaps should sign between now and the end of the transfer window, taking into account realistic transfer budgets and each manager’s preferences.

Drum roll, please. Here are the 20 Premier League clubs evaluated:

Arsenal

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • 10 losses, more than the rest of the top 4 and double the amount of Manchester United and City
  • Conceded more goals than the rest of the top 8, with the exception of Newcastle.
  • Too reliant on van Persie for goals.

Shopping List

Pacey left back with the stamina and ball skills to shuttle up and down the entire left flank.

Left Back Shortlist

Centre Back Shortlist

Wenger’s most dependable defenders have tended to be English.

Striker Shortlist

Aston Villa

 2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Only Stoke scored fewer goals last season
  • Just 7 league wins all season, fewer than every team but Wolves
  • 17 draws, 5 more than any other team

Shopping List

Goalscorer needed to compliment a fit again Bent and players that can create the openings for Bent and co.

  • Gary Hooper
  • Giovani Dos Santos
  • Yakubu
  • Matt Phillips
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Pete Whittingham
  • Chris Burke
  • Rickie Lambert

Chelsea

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • 10 losses and conceded 46, both far too many for a team aspiring to 1st place in the league
  • Did not score anywhere near enough to challenge the top teams.

Shopping List

Sturridge and Torres cannot be relied upon to score with any regularity.

Striker Shortlist

Everton

2011/12 Weaknesses

Need to get more goals if they are to break into the top 6

Shopping List

Striker Shortlist

Creative Midfielder Shortlist

Fulham

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Ended the league season with a goal difference of -3
  • Low scorers

Shopping List

Physical striker needed similar in style to Zamora and Pogrebnyak.

Striker Shortlist

  • Grant Holt
  • Maxi Lopez
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • Roque Santa Cruz
  • Rickie Lambert

Liverpool

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Liverpool’s strikers had a very low conversion rate last season despite many chances being created.
  • Very low scorers given their league aspirations.

Shopping List

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