With the transfer window finally shut until the turn of the year, Ed Woodward can slip back into the shadows, Saido Berahino can lock himself in his bedroom and armchair experts around the world can finally say who's best equipped to pick up the Premier League title next May.

In total, almost £1 billion was spent by English clubs in the summer window with Manchester City the biggest spenders having found £150 million down the back of Sheikh Mansour's sofa. Meanwhile, their derby rivals drew attention with six high-profile arrivals (and one will-he-won't-he departure saga) but the chequebooks at Chelsea and Arsenal, many people's favourites for the title at the start of the season, stayed mostly shut.

£859 million later, who's made the biggest improvement? Did Arsene Wenger really need another striker? Is Alan Pardew Croydon's answer to the Wolf of Wall Street? We've ranked the ten strongest squads in the Premier League from worst to best.