Borne by reckless abandon and an insatiable desire for success, huge sums of money were thrown by EPL clubs desperate to improve their roster as the league's summer transfer window expired on Aug. 31. Value, in essence, was hard to come by.
Players such as Chelsea’s new wonder boy Eden Hazard are undeniably supremely talented, but the idea of a "coup" becomes negated when you factor in the exorbitant £35 million fee for his services.
This list lays testament to the players who represent the best value. Players whose ability pushes the very limits of their respective new clubs' league standing. Individuals who broke the mould and whose signing holds ramifications beyond a press conference and numerous zeros in a cheque book.
Ten to one. Ten signings, 10 coups, who have defined this year's English Premier League summer transfer window.