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Best Value for Money signings of 2014-15 Premier League

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Modified 03 Jun 2015, 12:37 IST
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Alexis Sanchez was Arsenal’s best player of the season, and made a huge impact

With the 2014-15 Premier League season done and dusted, let us look at the best value for money signings of the season. Value for money is a term used to assess whether or not an organisation has obtained the maximum benefit from the goods and services it both acquires and provides, within the resources available to it.

A lot of money was spent by clubs in the Premier League, as they tried to ensure that they finish as high as they could in the standings. However, not all those signings resulted in a proper return on the money invested on them. 

Here we look at the players who proved to be the best value for money signings – 

Esteban Cambiasso

Esteban Cambiasso played a major role in dragging Leicester CIty towards safety, scoring 5 goals in the process
Esteban Cambiasso played a major role in pulling Leicester to safety

Cambiasso has to be one of the biggest bargains of the seasons as he came to Leicester City on a free transfer from Inter Milan and literally hauled them out of the relegation zone. He had a massive impact both on and off the pitch.

On the pitch, he bossed the midfield and scored 5 goals as well. A relegation dogfight would have been a new challenge for the Champions League winner, but he was committed to the cause and played a major role in helping them string together a sequence of 6 wins in 7 matches that pulled them away from the relegation zone.

His performances made him a crowd favourite as well, and he was rightly crowned Leicester City’s Player of the Year.

Esteban Cambiasso Stats
Matches Played 27(4)
Goals Scored 5
Assists 1
Key Passes Per Game 1.2
Pass Accuracy 73.6%
Average Tackles Per Game 2.3
Interceptions Per Game 2.1

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell was bought for a meager 4.75 million pounds but he had a great season and was named as West Ham
Cresswell is now being linked with Chelsea after a smashing debut season

Aaron Cresswell, 25 was bought by West Ham United for £4.5 million from Ipswich Town in the Championship, and did not miss even a single minute of Premier League football this season. He was deservedly voted as the Hammer of Year following an impressive debut campaign, which was not expected by many at the beginning of the season.

His good performances have already sparked rumours that link him with Premier League champions Chelsea. He has been fairly consistent throughout the season and stayed clear of any injury troubles.


What makes him a complete left-back is that he has been solid defensively, purposeful when going forward and his ability to take accurate free kicks makes him even more of a catch. If he carries on his good form to the next season, he might well be on the England team going to France for Euro 2016.

Cresswell's season in Numbers
Matches Played 38
Goals scored 2
Assists 4
Clearances Per Game 3.9
Key Passes Per Game 0.9
Tackles Per Game 1.2
Interceptions Per Game 0.9
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Published 03 Jun 2015, 11:28 IST
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