Ranked! Every Premier League club by squad value – how much is your team worth?
5. Tottenham (£747.45m)
Tottenham might not be a match for Arsenal in terms of off-field revenue, but they dwarf their north London rivals when it comes to squad value. Mauricio Pochettino's excellent work in helping to develop the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen has paid dividends on the pitch - and it would do the same off it if Spurs ever opted to sell, with the three attackers currently worth a combined £297m.
None of Son Heung-min (£45m), Toby Alderweireld (£36m), Davinson Sanchez (£36m) and Eric Dier (£36m) would come cheap either, although Hugo Lloris (£27m), Mousa Dembele (£16.2m) and Jan Vertonghen (£28.8m) have each seen their value fall since turning 30.
4. Chelsea (£766.58m)
Keeping hold of Eden Hazard was a major boost to Chelsea's ambitions in 2018/19; even if they'd sold the Belgium international for his market value of £108m, the Blues would have struggled to replace their star man.
Regardless of their obvious dependency on Hazard, it would be wrong to call Maurizio Sarri's outfit a one-man team. N'Golo Kante (£72m) is one of the world's best midfielders and is valued as such, while Roman Abramovich could expect to receive around £45m if Willian was sold to another club.
3. Man United (£769.5m)
Manchester United's difficult start to the season has been well documented, and although Jose Mourinho's frustration about a lack of spending in the summer was at least partly understandable, their current position of 10th means the Red Devils are punching well below their weight.
Indeed, United are placed third when it comes to squad value, with Romelu Lukaku (£90m) and Paul Pogba (£81m) their leading assets. Despite his poor performances since moving to Old Trafford, Alexis Sanchez is still worth around £63m – the same figure as goalkeeper David de Gea. Hmm.
2. Liverpool (£788.4m)
Liverpool spent more in the summer transfer market than any other Premier League club, having broken the world-record transfer fee for a defender by paying £75m for Virgil van Dijk the previous January. The season is still young but the Reds' heavy investment looks to have paid off thus far, with Jurgen Klopp's side seemingly ready to mount a title challenge.
Unsurpisingly, Mohamed Salah is valued higher than the rest of his team-mates at £135m, but Roberto Firmino (£72m), Sadio Mané (£63m) and Naby Keita (£58.5m) would also command sizeable fees if they were to leave Anfield.
1. Man City (£952.2m)
In accumulating 100 points on their way to the title last season, Manchester City broke an English top-flight record and guranteed themselves a place in the history books. Critics who claimed their success was solely down to their substantial transfer outlay were guilty of spectacularly missing the point, but it's impossible to ignore the fact that City's squad is comfortably the most valuable in the division.
That, of course, is partly a reflection of the players' achievements at the Etihad Stadium, with Raheem Sterling (£81m), Kevin De Bruyne (£135m) and Leroy Sane (£81m) among those whose value has soared in the last couple of seasons.