Ranked! Every Premier League club by squad value – how much is your team worth?
10. Southampton (£237.24m)
Once considered one of the wiliest operators in the Premier League when it came to recruitment, Southampton's reputation has been somewhat damaged by recent signings such as Guido Carillo (£19m, nine appearances, no goals). There are still plenty of good players within the ranks at St Mary's, though, and the squad at Mark Hughes's disposal is worth more than 11 Premier League clubs.
Defenders Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard (both £18m) sit at the top of Saints' pile, while young Englishmen Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse (both £16.2m) aren't far behind.
9. West Ham (£256.95m)
Owners David Gold and David Sullivan may not be popular figures at the London Stadium, but they did at least back Manuel Pellegrini in the summer transfer market - only four teams spent more than West Ham's £99m outlay ahead of 2018/19.
It thus makes sense that the Hammers' squad is collectively worth more than most of their competitors outside the big six. Felipe Anderson is their most valuable asset at £31.5m, with Marko Arnautovic (£22.5m) and Issa Diop (£19.8m) in second and third place respectively.
8. Leicester (£287.55m)
Leicester finished ninth last season and currently occupy eighth place in the Premier League table, which is also where they find themselves in this ranking. Harry Maguire was a target for Manchester United in the summer and is now thought to be worth £40.5m, with his value having no doubt been boosted by some fine displays for England at the World Cup.
There's quite a drop to Wilfred Ndidi (£22.5m) in second place, a position which could soon be occupied by James Maddison (£19.8m) should the former Norwich man maintain the form he's shown in the early weeks of the campaign.
7. Everton (£359.55m)
Almost every pre-season prediction ahead of last season had Everton down in seventh, but the Toffees fell short after a turbulent campaign in which three different men occupied the Goodison Park dugout.
Marco Silva replaced Sam Allardyce in the hot seat in the summer, but the Portuguese has had a mixed start to his career on Merseyside. Richarlison, his former charge at Watford, has been a bright spot and, alongside Jordan Pickford, is the club's joint-most valuable player at £31.5m. They're favourites for seventh spot again this season with good enough reason.
6. Arsenal (£498.6m)
Arsenal have fallen behind the Premier League's elite in recent seasons, having now finished outside the top four for consecutive campaigns. Their decline is further reflected in squad value, which is behind the top five by some distance.
Strike duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£67.5m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£54m) are the Gunners' most prized assets, but Mesut Ozil's value has dropped to £40.5m after a difficult few months. Aaron Ramsey is currently considered to be worth £40.5m, but that could change amid reports that he won't be signing a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.