Top 10 signings of the season: Liverpool trio and Arsenal pair alongside Chelsea new-boy as best summer purchases

There may be more January transfer window signings on the way, but here’s a look at the ten best summer signings who’ve been having great seasons so far.

Without any room for Manchester United or Manchester City’s summer purchases, Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton dominate the list below, with honourable mentions for impressive new-boys at Chelsea, West Ham and Leicester City…

10) Lucas Digne – Everton

A free-kick specialist and truly quality performer at left-back, Lucas Digne has been a revelation at Everton after a quiet couple of years at Barcelona.

Costing just £18million according to BBC Sport, the Frenchman is certainly looking like going down as one of the bargains of recent times.

9) Matteo Guendouzi – Arsenal

Arsenal have a real wonderkid on their hands in Matteo Guendouzi, who has risen from near-anonymity to become a regular in Unai Emery’s midfield.

Not bad for a player with a dodgy haircut who was playing Ligue 2 football this time last season!

8) Fabinho – Liverpool

It’s taken him some time to get going, but Fabinho looks a quality addition for Liverpool in the middle of the park.

Solid defensively and with a good engine, the Brazilian also has great vision and technique when passing the ball, giving the Reds what they’ve lacked since Steven Gerrard’s departure.

7) James Maddison – Leicester City

One of many exciting young English talents coming through at the moment, James Maddison has seamlessly made the step up from Championship to Premier League football.

It would not be at all surprising if the 22-year-old soon moved for a great deal more than the £20m BBC Sport claim the Foxes paid for him last summer.

6) Felipe Anderson – West Ham

Despite some highs and lows at previous club Lazio, Felipe Anderson has been a shining star in this West Ham side.

A Brazilian winger with great skill, flair, and an eye for goal, Anderson is undoubtedly up there with the best newcomers of this season.

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Xherdan Shaqiri has looked a fine signing by Liverpool so far

5) Xherdan Shaqiri – Liverpool

Despite not being a regular starter for Liverpool, Xherdan Shaqiri is another superb bargain for a club in need of a quality option from the bench.

The Swiss super-sub recently scored two important goals in the 3-1 win over Manchester United, and always seems to make an impact when he’s brought into the side.

Not bad for a player who cost just £13m from Stoke, according to BBC Sport.

4) Richarlison – Everton

This move will no doubt have raised a few eyebrows at the time, but Richarlison has been a big hit at Everton.

The 21-year-old looks a world class talent in the making after a fine start at Goodison Park, where he’s scored nine goals in 19 league appearances, shining whether playing as a striker or a winger.

3) Jorginho – Chelsea

One of the best ball-playing midfielders on the planet, Jorginho has instantly looked the real deal since following Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea.

The Italy international is the heartbeat of this Blues side, setting the tempo and ensuring they dominate possession in games in the way Sarri likes.

Chelsea’s form may have dipped a little in recent times after a flying start, but Jorginho is one player who looks like being a hit in the Premier League for years to come.

2) Alisson – Liverpool

Expensive, but surely worth it for Liverpool, Alisson has made a great start to life at Anfield since his summer switch from Roma.

Costing as much as £66.8m (as per BBC Sport), the Brazil international has given the Reds a significant upgrade between the sticks, making some fantastic match-winning saves and proving superb on the ball as well.

If league leaders Liverpool do go on to win the Premier League title, Alisson will have had a big hand – pun very much intended – to play in that success.

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Lucas Torreira is our signing of the summer after shining at Arsenal

1) Lucas Torreira – Arsenal

He may only be small, he may only have cost £26m (fee via BBC Sport) and joined as far from the biggest name in world football, but what a signing Lucas Torreira has been for Arsenal.

The Uruguay international’s impact at Arsenal has been huge, giving them the all-action midfield player they’ve needed pretty much ever since Patrick Vieira left in 2005.

Of course, Unai Emery’s Gunners side is still a work in progress, but in Torreira they have a world class player in the making that they can build around for years to come.

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