A cynic might suggest Emery's feat of winning the Europa League three years in a row with Sevilla was the most relevant achievement on his CV prior to his appointment at Arsenal - who will compete in Europe's second-tier competition for a second successive season.
When it became obvious to Real Madrid that Neymar was not keen on a possible move to the Santiago Bernabeu from present French club, Paris St.Germain, the Spanish club turned their attention to Eden Hazard.
While City and Liverpool are the favourites to finish top of the pile, Chelsea will fancy their chances as they adjust to a new style of play under Sarri. The same when we are thinking defensively, I want our strikers to be thinking: "We need to protect the goalkeepers".
After an insignificant transfer window, during which Mourinho roped in only three new acquisitions in Lee Grant, Fred and Diogo Dalot, Manchester United lacked options for their midfield sector.
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Michael Eisenberg, director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, agreed. Higher levels of FSH indicate that the body is pushing the testes to produce more sperm as counts are low.
Leicester responded well though with new signing James Maddison forcing a fine save out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors gave Mourinho's side plenty to think about. Although Premier League clubs can't sign players until January, Pogba could still be sold to a leading European league this month.
A distinctive blue dye job was slammed by former United defender Gary Neville as it came just before a Manchester derby clash against City, although Pogba shrugged off those barbs with a two-goal haul in his side's thrilling 3-2 win. Jorginho was Chelsea's first close-season signing as the Italy midfielder followed Sarri from Napoli in a £57-million deal.
With his flurry of Deadline Day signings unavailable, players who will be fighting for their place once they arrive had to step-up.
"Equally, it appears to have removed the element of panic-buying, whereby a club may have a poor start to the season and think "we've got to go out and spend to safeguard our future in the Premier League".
Of the players transferred-in, just £175m (14%) relate to intra-Premier League transfers, a record low proportion across the history of the summer transfer window.