Fulham became the first promoted Premier League club to spend more than £100m with a deadline-day splurge, including André Frank Zambo Anguissa for £30m, while Wolves have also recruited heavily and broke their transfer record this week by paying £18m for the Middlesbrough winger Adama Traoré.
Liverpool - The Champions League finalist arguably had the best transfer window of any Premier League club - it certainly spent the most.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust expressed grave concerns over the lack of new recruitment even though the club did manage to hold on to their existing crop of elite players, not least England striker Harry Kane.
Pochettino decided keeping players was the priority after a third successive top-three finish.
Yet, based on the World Cup performances of Golden Boot victor Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen among others, there is still plenty for Mauricio Pochettino to look forward to.
His performances for his club also earned him a spot in Brazil's first team and he went on to play every minute of Brazil's 2018 World Cup campaign.
While overall spend may be down, Premier League clubs did spend a record £880 million to transfer-in players from overseas clubs (compared to £770 million in 2017).
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The Blues swung into action on Wednesday when they agreed to sell goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid in a deal that paved the way for Athletic Bilbao 'keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to move to Stamford Bridge on a seven-year deal worth an estimated $92 million, becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all time.
Last season's top-two teams spent nothing yesterday.
Newcastle have again made a profit from player trading thanks to the sales of Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, with Benitez expressing his concern for the Magpies' prospects this season after a 4-0 friendly thrashing by Braga earlier this month.
Having been a player at Liverpool, I certainly know that the club and its supporters demand success. The 23-year-old Mina, a Colombia defender, cost €31-million ($46.4-million), while 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Gomes moved to Goodison Park on a season-long loan.
Brighton engaged in a flurry of deadline-day activity, including signing Martin Montoya from Valencia.
The inspiration behind Leicester's shock title triumph two seasons ago, the 2016 PFA Player of The Year joins an embarrassment of attacking riches at the Etihad as the champions bid for back-to-back Premier League titles.
Figures released by Deloitte's sport business group showed top-flight clubs spent an estimated £1.23billion before Thursday's pre-season deadline - down £200million from last summer's window.