Ranked! Every Premier League club by squad value – how much is your team worth?
* Please note: While Transfermarkt's values are based on a multitude of logical factors, they are merely estimates and don't necessarily reflect the fee a player could reasonably command in the next transfer window. They are, however, all relative. So...
20. Cardiff (£84.83m)
The Bluebirds have endured a difficult start to the season, amassing just two points from a possible 24 to sit bottom after eight games. Climbing out of the bottom three will be a major ask for Neil Warnock's side, whose overall value of £84.83m is comfortably the lowest in the division.
Attacking trio Bobby Reid, Kenneth Zohore and Josh Murphy are their most valuable assets, but no Bluebird is deemed to be worth more than £10m. Given that the club spent a modest £29m in the summer transfer window following their surprise promotion last term, that isn't really a surprise.
19. Huddersfield (£104.49m)
David Wagner’s men upset the odds to survive in the Premier League last term, but their bid to avoid second-season syndrome hasn’t begun well with five defeats in their first eight games of 2018/19.
Huddersfield are working with one of the smallest budgets in the league, so staying up again this term would be a major accomplishment. Terence Kongolo (£13.5m) and Aaron Mooy (£9m) are valued reasonably highly, but a lack of top-level experience across the board is reflected in their lowly placing here.
18. Watford (£144.63m)
Watford had a rather low-key summer by their standards, adding just five new first-teamers to their squad and even making a profit thanks to the sale of Richarlison. Javi Gracia named the same starting XI for the first six games of this season (before Daryl Janmaat succumbed to injury), and the Hornets' continuity has been rewarded with four wins and a draw early on.
Such results are even more impressive when you consider that Gracia's group has one of the lowest market values in the league. Watford could expect to fetch around £13.5m for both Abdoulaye Doucoure (on the low side we think, but his lack of international experience counts against him on Transfermarkt) and Andre Gray, but many of their key performers - such as Craig Cathcart (£3.1m) and Ben Foster (£2.7m) - are worth relatively little.
17. Bournemouth (£147.83m)
Eddie Howe is still working miracles on the south coast. The Bournemouth boss continues to keep faith with a core of players who have been ever-present since promotion to the Premier League in 2015, yet these Cherries haven't yet gone stale.
Howe did dip into the transfer market this summer, acquiring Diego Rico, David Brooks and Jefferson Lerma for a combined £47m, but Bournemouth's squad value is still less than 16 of their top-flight rivals. Adam Smith, Simon Francis and Steve Cook remain defensive stalwarts at Dean Court, but the trio would command just £13m between them (it says here).
16. Newcastle (£156.5m)
Rafael Benitez was frustrated yet again by a lack of serious backing in the summer transfer market, as Mike Ashley continued his policy of parsimony despite Newcastle's 10th-place finish last time out. That represented a significant overachievement given the tools at Benitez's disposal, and his team will again have to punch above their weight if they're to end 2018/19 in the middle of the table.
Captain Jamaal Lascelles and midfield talisman Jonjo Shelvey are considered to be worth £13.5m apiece, but Salomon Rondon and Matt Ritchie are the only other Newcastle players who break the £10m barrier.