January transfer window power rankings: The best and worst of the Premier League so far

Here are the best and worst bits of business this month.

There are less than two weeks remaining of the January transfer window and thing are heating up as Premier League clubs look to bolster their squad ahead of the second half of the campaign.

Here are the two clubs that have done the best business and one that has done the worst so far...

Aston Villa

Aston Villa have easily had the best transfer window in the Premier League so far.

The arrival of Philippe Coutinho is the stand-out transfer and one of their biggest signings ever.

If Steven Gerrard can bring back the Coutinho that played alongside him on Merseyside, then the Brazilian could have an excellent second half of the campaign.

The West Midlands club also snapped up Everton defender, Lucas Digne.

At his best, Digne is one of the best full-backs in the league and has been superb for the Toffees for a majority of his time at Goodison Park.

Loans for Caleb Chukwuemeka, Keinan Davis and Aaron Ramsey could also prove to be great moves for the youngsters.

Newcastle United

The arrivals of Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood aren’t quite the big name signings Newcastle fans had hoped for, but it is the best they were ever going to get given their current position.

The Magpies’ January signings have been smart so far - their bid to avoid relegation isn’t suitable for some of the top quality players they had been linked with.

While they most certainly overpaid for Wood, the striker is a proven goalscorer and is an ideal replacement for the injured Callum Wilson.


Everton needed defensive reinforcements this month, however bringing in Nathan Patterson and Vitaliy Mykolenko for over £30 million doesn’t look so great now.

While the ex-Rangers full-back is awaiting his debut, Mykolenko was thrown right in at the deep end and looked very poor against Norwich City.

The departure of Digne is also a massive blow for the Toffees and looks even worse following Rafa Benitez’s departure.

Other clubs

While Newcastle have benefited from the arrival of Wood, Burnley could see it cost them their Premier League status.

The Clarets were already looking likely to be relegated this season and the departure of their main man makes it difficult to see them ever staying up.

Sean Dyche’s side may have made £25 million on a 30-year-old, but they now have less than two weeks to find a suitable replacement and the rumoured target of Andy Carroll is definitely not the answer.

Brentford have brought in former Everton goalkeeper, Jonas Lossl, and their transfer window will be looking even better if their pursuit of Christian Eriksen pays off.

Liverpool have had a very poor window so far and are yet to bring in the attacking reinforcements they need.

The Reds are currently having to rely on the likes of Curtis Jones and Takumi Minamino - attackers that don’t live up to the high standards set by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.