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

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Players needed that can offer pace, dribbling and creativity from out wide.

Shortlist

Ball playing Central Defender Shortlist

Striker Shortlist

Suarez is a creator and dribbler and not actually good at finishing.

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Manchester City

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Lacking options in certain squad positions.

Shopping List

Deep-lying play-maker needed that can add variety to attacking play when needed.

Shortlist

Man City could still benefit from an additional attacking midfielder that can stay wide and go past players.

Shortlist

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Manchester United

2011/12 Weaknesses 

  • Considerably lower goal difference when compared to champions Manchester City, scoring less and conceding more than their title rivals.
  • Lack a pronounced creative or defensive presence in the centre of midfield.
  • Having to rely on Rooney for goals too often.

Shopping List

Midfielder Shortlist

Right Back Shortlist

Creative Midfielder Shortlist

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Newcastle United

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Conceded 51, more than any of the other top 8 teams.
  • Need to find more scorers than just Cisse, otherwise the team will get found out.

Shopping List

Centre Back Shortlist

Striker Shortlist

Right Back Shortlist

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Norwich City

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • High scorers but conceded a lot, so need a better defense.

Shopping List

Centre Back Shortlist

  • Curtis Davies
  • Craig Dawson
  • Dedryck Boyata (loan)
  • Danny Wilson (loan)

Left Back Shortlist

  • Martin Olsson
  • Kyle Naughton (loan)
  • Greg Cunningham (loan)

Striker Shortlist

  • Yakubu
  • Klasnic
  • Gio Dos Santos
  • Gary Hooper
  • Billy Sharp
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QPR

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Too many losses
  • Very low scorers

Shopping List

Centre Back Shortlist

  • Curtis Davies
  • Roger Johnson
  • Scott Dann
  • David Wheater

Striker Shortlist

  • Shane Long
  • Roque Santa Cruz
  • Matty Fryatt
  • Danny Graham
  • Ivan Klasnic

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Reading

2011/12 Weaknesses 

  • Only scored 69 goals last season in 46 league games, need an influx of attacking players added to the squad.

Shopping List

Striker Shortlist

  • Matty Fryatt
  • Yakubu

Winger Shortlist

Winger to match McAnuff on the opposite flank

  • Matt Philips
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Chris Burke

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Southampton

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Conceded 46 goals from 46 Championship games, so will need a more resistant defense.

Shopping List 

Central Defenders Shortlist

  • Curtis Davies
  • Craig Dawson
  • Dedryck Boyata (loan)
  • Danny Wilson (loan)
  • Roger Johnson
  • Scott Dann
  • David Wheater

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Stoke City

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Joint 2nd highest draws and lowest scorers in the whole league
  • Conceded 53, will have to shore up the defence in order to finish higher than last season.

Shopping List

Full Back Shortlist

  • Martin Kelly (loan)
  • John Flanagan (loan)
  • Karl Naughton (loan)
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Tony Hibbert

Inventive Midfielder Shortlist

  • David Dunn
  • Jamie O’Hara
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Jake Livermore
  • Chris Brunt
  • Lucas Biglia
  • Lee Chung-Yong
  • Hugo Viana
  • Peter Whitingham
  • Chris Burke
  • Julien Feret
  • Yossi Benayoun

Striker Shortlist

  • Nicky Maynard
  • Shane Long
  • Gary Hooper
  • Kris Boyd
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Micheal Owen
  • Yakubu
  • Jordan Rhodes
  • Matty Fryatt

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Sunderland

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Commendable defence but need to get more goals
  • High amount of draws, becoming more of a goal threat will help turn draws into wins.

Shopping List

One more striker needed, preferably British as O’Neil favours buying from this region.

Shortlist

  • Gary Hooper
  • Danny Graham
  • Grant Holt
  • Shane Long
  • Kevin Doyle
  • Ivan Klasnic
  • Billy Sharp
  • Yakubu
  • Seydou Doumbia
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Left back is a very apparent weakness within the squad.

Shortlist

  • Erik Pieters
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Martin Olsson
  • Marek Cech
  • Reto Ziegler
  • Taye Taiwo (loan)
  • Kyle Naughton (loan)

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Swansea City

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Despite being applauded for their high ball retention throughout last season Swansea didn’t convert enough of that possession into goals, so there is an obvious need to buy strikers.

Shopping List

Striker Shortlist

Pace and Direct Running Shortlist

  • Gio Dos Santos – Perfect option, as he can play anywhere within a front 3 and has been nurtured  playing the Spanish way.
  • Ryan Babel
  • Dani Pacheco (loan)
  • Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

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Tottenham Hotspur

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • It’s vital Spurs better their defensive record to have a chance of competing for a top 4 place again this season.
  • More goals need to be scored and shared out amongst the wingers, central midfield and strikers.
  • Lost too many at home by frequently failing to break through the defences of the lesser teams.

Shopping List 

Need a new striker that can alternate or partner Adebayor when needed.

Shortlist

Need wide players who can create for the strikers and alternate with Bale and Lennon.

Shortlist

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West Bromwich Albion

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Too many losses.
  • Low scorers, scored less than Bolton and Blackburn, both of who were relegated.

Shopping List 

Proven Premiership Striker Shortlist

  • Yakubu
  • Grant Holt
  • Gio Dos Santos
  • Roque Santa Cruz

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West Ham United

2011/12 Weaknesses

  • Poor at home last season,  only winning 11 games out of  23.

Shopping List

A striker is needed who is a significant physical and aerial threat, able to play the “Kevin Davies” role.

Striker Shortlist

Physically Dominating Right Back Shortlist

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Wigan Athletic

  • 2011/12 Weaknesses
  • 2nd lowest scorers

Shopping List

Proven Finishers Shortlist

  • Gary Hooper
  • Gio dos Santos
  • Dani Pacheco (loan)
  • Yakubu
  • Kevin Doyle
  • Michael Owen
  • Matty Fryatt
  • Daniel Guiza
  • Roque Santa Cruz