The World Cup winner with the icy stare holds plenty of promise, but at this early stage, it feels like Jesus Navas is yet to hit his stride. At a cost of £17.5 million, he could turn out to be a steal for Manchester City.
Impressive at Toulouse, Capoue was brought in by Tottenham Hotspur for a relatively cheap £9.7 million. Injury has kept him out of Spurs' last two league fixtures, but he looks like a great acquisition for the North London club.
Kolo Toure may be 32 but his free transfer from Man City to Liverpool was a great move for Brendan Rodgers' side. A little uncomfortable against Swansea and Southampton when he was pushed out into a right-back role, Toure has been a rock when playing in central defence for the Reds.
Former Celtic man Victor Wanyama arrived at Southampton over the summer for £11.5 million. The defensive midfielder has played every minute of every game this season, in which the Saints find themselves in seventh place with only one loss recorded in their first five games. The Kenyan looks like he's going to play a big part for his side this season.
The 22-year-old German is a double-edged sword. So far he has shown glimpses of brilliance in his creative play for Chelsea—most notably in the Blues' last fixture against Fulham, where he created seven chances for his team, four more than any other player.
According to EPLindex.com, Schurrle is the Premier League's third-most creative player, behind Eden Hazard and Kyle Walker. However, in front of goal, he can be wasteful. In a 1-0 loss to Everton, he missed a number of opportunities in a match where Chelsea registered 21 shots on goal and scored nil. Whether Schurrle turns out to be a bargain at £19.3 million, remains to be seen.
The headlines may have been devoted to another midfielder arriving at the Emirates Stadium this summer, but Flamini's return to Arsenal was a shrewd move by club and player alike.
The 29-year-old, who rejoined on a free transfer, looks like he's never been away. He has already shown that he's lost none of his combative edge, imposing himself on the Gunners' games straight away, dictating the midfield play and looking like an absolute bargain.