Newcastle, Tottenham, Everton and Liverpool all did plenty of business, as almost $400 million was spent this January. That is the second highest amount in Premier League history in terms of the January window, and the highest net spend in January in PL history.
We had deadline day drama, shock moves and some intriguing gambles by clubs and players, as this transfer window delivered.
Below we deliver our Premier League January transfer window grades, as we dish out a grade to all 20 teams based on their business.
They moved on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona, which is risky given their current forward options, but was the right call to help Mikel Arteta implement a new identity and style. Not to mention removing $33.4 million from their wage bill over the next 18 months. Not bringing in another forward to help Lacazette and Nketiah is a bold move and one which could cost them a top four spot, and considering they’re so close to a top four finish this season it seems like an unnecessary gamble. Other than that, USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner will arrive in the summer and provide competition to Aaron Ramsdale and the Gunners got rid of a lot of deadwood. Their squad is streamlined and they’re all set for a big summer of expensive, and very selective, recruitment. They pushed to sign big players in January but couldn’t get it over the line, which was disappointing as Vlahovic and Guimares looked likely for a while.
Aston Villa: B+
Lovely window from Steven Gerrard’s side. Lucas Digne and Philippe Coutinho add genuine quality and are big improvements to their starting lineup, plus Calum Chambers is versatile and has great experience. They want a central midfielder but will wait until the summer. Villa also moved on a few fringe players and did some really smart business.
The Seagulls have put themselves in a great position and didn’t really need much. They continue to hunt for a striker and signed Deniz Undav, who they immediately loaned back to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for the rest of the season. Losing Dan Burn is a blow, but they have some center backs ahead of him and will cope. Steady window, but could they have made a big move for a striker to push for European qualification? That isn’t really their style.
One in and one out, as Chris Wood was sold to Newcastle and Wout Weghorst was signed to replace him. You could argue Burnley have upgraded this position and they needed to in order to give themselves a chance of staying up. They aren’t a club that will spend big and they still look short in several areas, which will worry Sean Dyche as they have plenty of games to make up in the second half of the season after so many postponed games.
Quiet window for Chelsea as they tried to bring in a wing-back but couldn’t get a deal over the line. That will disappoint Tuchel, as wing backs are so important to the way he plays. Chelsea may now switch to a back four and getting Rudiger, Christensen and Azpilicueta to sign new deals is now the focus. Interest in Ousmane Dembele late in the window shows they are thinking about attacking changes in the summer too. That could be bad news for USMNT star Christian Pulisic…
Crystal Palace: D
Jean-Philippe Mateta was the only big incoming, as his loan was turned into a permanent deal. Luke Plange was a purchase for the future. Palace tried to get players in on loan in attacking areas but Donny van de Beek, Dele Alli and Eddie Nketiah didn’t fancy a move to Selhurst. Patrick Vieira’s boys need to finish off more chances if they’re going to kick on in the second half of the season.
Very flashy deadline day moves for Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek to go along with announcing Frank Lampard as their new manager. Everton’s squad is bloated and there will be a huge restructure this summer. A good window for the Toffees, despite losing Digne for no reason, but do they have the right kind of players to drag them away from a potential relegation scrap?
No incomings but Leeds have some superb individuals and shouldn’t get dragged into a relegation battle. But they could. Injuries haven’t been kind to them and they need Phillips and Bamford back very soon. They look set to make a big move for USMNT’s Brenden Aaronson in the summer after being batted away by RB Salzburg in January.
Leicester City: D
They needed defensive reinforcements but couldn’t get a move for Nat Phillips, and others, over the line. Leicester just need to get players healthy and they need to lock in Youri Tielemans to a new deal.
Very good window as they signed Luis Diaz ahead of PL rivals and he will be a huge player for Jurgen Klopp in the coming years. Aside from that, some young players got good loan moves and a move for Fulham’s star youngster Fabio Carvalho seems to be lined up for the summer. Diaz was the biggest buy by a PL club in January and continues Liverpool’s focus of buying quality over quantity.
Manchester City: C+
Julian Alvarez is a brilliant signing for the future, but he won’t link up with City until the summer. Aside from that, very quiet window.
Manchester United: D
No incomings at United and they’re trying to assess the current players they have before Ralf Rangnick is expected to move into his consultancy role in the summer. Moving on Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek on loan made sense, while United’s main long-term need is Declan Rice a world class holding midfielder.
Newcastle United: A-
Great window for Newcastle, as their owners spent more money than any club in Europe in January. The pressure is now on Eddie Howe to deliver. Bruno Guimares is their marquee signing, while Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn, Matt Targett and Chris Wood all have huge Premier League experience and that will be massive in their upcoming relegation scrap.
Norwich City: D-
After some recent wins, Dean Smith’s side are looking good and they did a lot of business last summer. But could they have be on the hunt for a forward who would have made the difference and scored the goals to keep them out of the bottom three? Probably.
Veteran Willy Caballero arrived on a free transfer to add depth to their goalkeeping ranks and that was that. Saints were on the hunt for a creative attacker, but with new owners arriving in January, they are assessing the squad and putting a recruitment plan in place for this summer. Expect Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side to go after plenty more talented youngsters similar to Armando Broja (who they are trying to sign permanently from Chelsea) and Tino Livramento.
A very busy deadline day delivered what Tottenham and Antonio Conte needed: some quality signings and plenty of deadwood cut adrift. Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski both arrived from Juventus and will start in central midfield and out wide right away. Dele Alli was sold to Everton, while Tanguy Ndombele, Bryan Gil and Giovano Lo Celso were all loaned out. Conte knows he needs a few more defenders and a striker to continue his rebuild, but this was a very decent start.
New manager Roy Hodgson was the Hornets’ big January arrival, but they did bolster their squad with plenty of new buys. Some have already featured, while Samuel Kalu is a real talent. Watford pushed hard to try and sign a new goalkeeper, and they needed more defensive help this window.
West Ham: D-
This feels like a missed opportunity for the Hammers. David Moyes’ side pushed hard to sign Jesse Lingard and Darwin Nunez late in the window and those are the caliber of players they need to push into the top four. The Hammers’ squad is looking a little thin in attack and at center back. Now seemed like the perfect time to back Moyes in the transfer market.
See above. Wolves signed Hwang-hee Chan on a permanent deal, which is a very good move, but they lost Adama Traore to Barcelona. They are on the cusp of the top four battle and if they made a big move for a striker in this window it could have pushed them into the Champions League.
With nine teams currently separated by four points, from 20th to 12th places, the 2022-23 Premier League relegation scrap is not only set to last until the final day, but the final two months of the season are sure to be one of the wildest roller-coaster rides of all time.
Three clubs will be relegated from the Premier League (and replaced by three teams from the EFL Championship, of course) at season’s end. Never before have this many clubs been this close to the bottom-three, and the bottom of the table, at this point of a season.
How many games remaining between relegation candidates?
There are 23 remaining head-to-head matchups between the nine teams currently in the relegation battle.
Crystal Palace: 8 games (1 against every other team)
Wolves: 4 games
Leeds: 5 games
Everton: 4 games
Nottingham Forest: 4 games
Leicester: 6 games
West Ham: 5 games
Bournemouth: 6 games
Southampton: 4 games
Remember: you can watch all 380 Premier League games across NBC, USA Network, NBCSports.com and Peacock. We’ve got you covered.
Will Manchester City win yet another Premier League title? Can Arsenal push them all the way? Will Chelsea and Liverpool recover to finish in the top four? Can Manchester United’s new-look side surge into the title race? What about Tottenham? How will the new boys get on? Who will be the surprise package?
Those questions will be answered from August 2022 to May 2023, with the full list of Premier League fixtures.
While below are the answers to all of the questions you have around the Premier League fixtures and everything else you need to know for the upcoming season, with full details on the Premier League TV schedule across the NBC family of channels and more.
The Premier League fixtures for the 2022-23 season were announced on Thursday June 16, 2022 at 4am ET. Below is the full schedule, as you can watch all 380 games across our NBC platforms.
The Premier League fixture computer decides who plays who and when, as teams located close to one another are usually playing at home on opposite weekends to help with policing, crowd control and transport congestion in those areas.
When will the Premier League take a break for the 2022 World Cup?
When will the 2022-23 Premier League season finish?
The final day of the season will be on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
Which teams will compete in the 2022-23 Premier League?
These are the 20 teams which will compete in the Premier League for the upcoming season:
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers
2:45pm: AFC Bournemouth v Brighton
2:45pm: Leeds v Nottingham Forest
2:45pm: Leicester vs Aston Villa
3pm: Chelsea vs Liverpool
Wednesday 5 April
3pm: Man United v Brentford
3pm: West Ham v Newcastle
Saturday 8 April
7:30am: Man Utd v Everton
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Newcastle
Fulham v West Ham
Leicester v AFC Bournemouth
Spurs v Brighton
Wolves v Chelsea
12:30pm: Southampton v Man City
Sunday 9 April
9am: Leeds v Crystal Palace
11:30am: Liverpool v Arsenal
Saturday 15 April
7:30am: Aston Villa v Newcastle
Chelsea v Brighton
Everton v Fulham
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Spurs v AFC Bournemouth
Wolves v Brentford
12:30pm: Man City v Leicester
Sunday 16 April
9am: West Ham v Arsenal
11:30am: Nottingham Forest v Man Utd
Monday 17 April
3pm: Leeds v Liverpool
Friday 21 April
3pm: Arsenal v Southampton
Saturday 22 April
7:30am: Fulham v Leeds
Brentford v Aston Villa
Crystal Palace v Everton
Leicester v Wolves
Liverpool v Nottingham Forest
Sunday 23 April
9am: AFC Bournemouth v West Ham
9am: Newcastle v Spurs
Postponed due to European action
Man Utd v Chelsea
Brighton v Man City
Tuesday 25 April
2:30pm: Wolves v Crystal Palace
2:45pm: Aston Villa v Fulham
2:45pm: Leeds v Leicester
Wednesday 26 April
2:30pm: Nottingham Forest v Brighton
2:45pm: Chelsea v Brentford
2:45pm: West Ham v Liverpool
3pm: Man City v Arsenal
Thursday 27 April
2:45pm: Everton v Newcastle
2:45pm: Southampton v AFC Bournemouth
3:15pm: Spurs v Man Utd
Saturday 29 April
7:30am: Crystal Palace v West Ham
Brentford v Nottingham Forest
Brighton v Wolves
12:30pm: Arsenal v Chelsea
Sunday 30 April
9am: AFC Bournemouth v Leeds
9am: Fulham v Man City
9am: Man Utd v Aston Villa
9am: Newcastle v Southampton
11:30am: Liverpool v Spurs
Monday 1 May
3pm: Leicester v Everton
Wednesday 3 May
3pm: Liverpool v Fulham
3pm: Man City v West Ham
Thursday 4 May
3pm: Brighton v Man Utd
Saturday 6 May
AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea
Spurs v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Aston Villa
12:30pm: Liverpool v Brentford
Sunday 7 May
9am: Man City v Leeds* subject to possible Champions League schedule
11:30am: Newcastle v Arsenal
2pm: West Ham v Man Utd
Monday 8 May
10am: Fulham v Leicester
12:30pm: Brighton v Everton
3pm: Nottingham Forest v Southampton
Saturday 13 May
Arsenal v Brighton
Aston Villa v Spurs
Brentford v West Ham
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth
Everton v Man City
Leeds v Newcastle
Leicester v Liverpool
Man Utd v Wolves
Southampton v Fulham
Saturday 20 May
AFC Bournemouth v Man Utd
Brighton v Southampton
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Aston Villa
Man City v Chelsea
Newcastle v Leicester
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Spurs v Brentford
West Ham v Leeds
Wolves v Everton
Sunday 28 May
16:00 Arsenal v Wolves
16:00 Aston Villa v Brighton
16:00 Brentford v Man City
16:00 Chelsea v Newcastle
16:00 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest
16:00 Everton v AFC Bournemouth
16:00 Leeds v Spurs
16:00 Leicester v West Ham
16:00 Man Utd v Fulham
16:00 Southampton v Liverpool
Who’s looking like title contenders and/or favorites?
As we head into the final months of the 2022-23 season, Arsenal and Manchester City are looking head and shoulders above the rest and although Manchester United briefly surged into the picture, they look more likely to cement their spot as the third best team in the Premier League.
Uneven Tottenham are hanging in the top four battle and for the moment have hunted down Newcastle, while Liverpool is back in the Champions League picture after their return to form and Chelsea looks like a top six finish is their ceiling. For now.
Surprising Fulham, Brentford, and Brighton are all hanging around on the periphery with fine campaigns. Can one of them surprise and qualify for Europe?
Who are the candidates for relegation?
Southampton, West Ham, and Bournemouth currently occupy the relegation places but that keeps changing all the time and it is so tight at the bottom of the table.
Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Wolves, Leeds, Everton and Crystal Palace all find themselves within a few points of the bottom three as the race to stay in the Premier League intensifies. This could be the craziest relegation scrap in Premier League history.
Below you will find the latest Premier League table.
The Premier League relegation scrap needs some serious paring down, as a remarkably-high nine teams sit within four points of 20th place on the 2022-23 Premier League table.
That means we’re set, at least for now, for more relegation six-pointers than at any time in recent memory — many of them, you’ll see below, will involve Bournemouth — and the odds are in favor of a relatively surprising team heading down to the Championship.
Leicester City: Palace (A), Villa (H), Bournemouth (H), Man City (A), Wolves (H), Leeds (A), Everton (H), Fulham (A), Liverpool (H), Newcastle (A), West Ham (H)
West Ham: Southampton (H), Newcastle (H), Fulham (A), Arsenal (H), Bournemouth (A), Liverpool (H), Palace (A), Man Utd (H), Brentford (A), Leeds (H), Leicester (A)
Nottingham Forest: Wolves (H), Leeds (A), Villa (A), Man Utd (H), Liverpool (A), Brighton (H), Brentford (A), Southampton (H), Chelsea (A), Arsenal (H), Palace (A)
Leeds: Arsenal (A), Forest (H), Palace (H), Liverpool (H), Fulham (A), Leicester (H), Bournemouth (A), Man City (A), Newcastle (H), West Ham (A), Spurs (H)
Everton: Spurs (H), Man Utd (A), Fulham (H), Palace (A), Newcastle (H), Leicester (A), Brighton (A), Man City (H), Wolves (A), Bournemouth (H)
Southampton: West Ham (A), Man City (H), Palace (H), Arsenal (A), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (A), Forest (A), Fulham (H), Brighton (A), Liverpool (H)
Bournemouth: Fulham (H), Brighton (H), Leicester (A), Spurs (A), West Ham (H), Southampton (A), Leeds (H), Chelsea (H), Palace (A), Man Utd (H), Everton (A)
Key fixtures that will decide the Premier League relegation scrap
Saturday, March 18: Wolves 2-4 Leeds – RECAP/HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday, April 1: AFC Bournemouth vs Fulham — 10am ET
Saturday, April 1: Crystal Palace vs Leicester — 10am ET
Saturday, April 1: Nottingham Forest vs Wolves — 10am ET
Sunday, April 2: West Ham vs Southampton — 9am ET
Tuesday, April 4: Leeds vs Nottingham Forest — 2:45pm ET
Saturday, April 8: Leicester vs AFC Bournemouth — 10am ET
Saturday, April 8: Leeds vs Crystal Palace — 12:30pm ET
Saturday, April 15: Southampton vs Crystal Palace — 10am ET
Saturday, April 22: Crystal Palace vs Everton — 10am ET
Saturday, April 22: Leicester vs Wolves — 10am ET
Sunday, April 23: AFC Bournemouth vs West Ham — 9am ET
Tuesday, April 25: Wolves vs Crystal Palace — 2:30pm ET
Tuesday, April 25: Leeds vs Leicester — 2:45pm ET
Thursday, April 27: Southampton vs AFC Bournemouth — 2:45pm ET
Saturday, April 29: Crystal Palace vs West Ham — 7:30am ET
Sunday, April 30: AFC Bournemouth vs Leeds — 9am ET
Monday, May 1: Leicester vs Everton — 3pm ET
Saturday, May 6: Nottingham Forest vs Southampton — Time TBD
Saturday, May 13: Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth — Time TBD
Saturday, May 20: West Ham vs Leeds — Time TBD
Sunday, May 28: Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest — Time TBD
Sunday, May 28: Everton vs AFC Bournemouth — Time TBD
Sunday, May 28: Leicester vs West Ham — Time TBD
Premier League relegation odds (As of March 28, 2023)