Starting XI of new signings made by Premier League clubs in the summer of 2019
The summer transfer window for Premier League clubs shuts in little more than a week when the competition kicks off. Clubs are still scrambling to bring in players before August 9 (they can sell till August 31) to replace players or find different options for their team to play a certain way.
Manchester City and Arsenal have made their own big announcements, but Aston Villa have been by far the busiest Premier League club in terms of incoming transfers having confirmed 12 signings, albeit a couple of them are just confirmations on re-signing players from last season's campaign.
Chelsea, of course, serving a transfer ban this summer have not made any signings in the summer so far. Liverpool, however, have been quiet through the summer and seem likely to maintain that silence for the rest of the summer. Their only signings so far have been two 16-year-olds, Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott.
Though this summer hasn't really been a big-spending summer by usual Premier League standards, there have been some quality arrivals to the Premier League, enough to perhaps put together a full team of players.
For the consideration of this XI, I've left out players re-signed by clubs for the second season running, including the likes of Andre Gomes at Everton, and Youri Tielemans at Leicester City. Those who have been bought and loaned out (Arsenal's William Saliba, and Tottenham's Jack Clarke) have also been omitted from this XI.
Here we go, the players are in a 4-2-3-1 formation:
Goalkeeper - Tom Heaton
The freshest of the signings, this one just got confirmed today. Tom Heaton's £8 million move from Burnley is significant as the Villains return to the top flight. Dean Smith's side will be looking to improve upon last season's defensive showing having conceded 61 goals in the promotion campaign. Only West Brom did worse (62) among the teams that finished top six in the Championship.
The other potential candidate for this position would have been Huddersfield's Jonas Lossl who's been drafted into Everton this season, but will most likely play second fiddle to Jordan Pickford in their goal.