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Last Updated: 01/29/19 7:49 am
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led Manchester United to six consecutive league wins, but the club's haul of 44 points has come at a considerable price.
The club has spent £ 661m assembling their current squad, meaning each point they have won this season has cost more than £ 15m so far.
Reigning champions Manchester City have splashed to league-topping £ 748m on their current crop of players, but their title-challenging haul of 56 points averages at the second most expensive at £ 13.3m.
Perhaps surprisingly, Everton rank with an average of £ 10.2m per point – more than Chelsea (£ 9.9m) and Merseyside rivals Liverpool (£ 9m) – while Fulham's average of £ 8.3m per point is more than Arsenal's £ 8m.
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In contrast, Cardiff may be among the relegation places after a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle last time out, but their 19 points has been played at a league-low £ 2.1m.
Watford (£ 3.9m) and Wolves (£ 2.8m) appear to be the best value for money, assuming seventh and eighth spots in the Premier League table – despite having squads totalling only £ 127.6m and £ 89.3m, respectively.
Burnley (£ 4.6m) Brighton (£ 4.8m) and Bournemouth (£ 5.1m) are also punching above their weight in gold, while Tottenham are the most economical top-six side with their £ 300m squad averaging at just £ 5.9m for point.
- Davinson Sanchez: £ 38.4m
- Moussa Sissoko: £ 30m
- Erik Lamela: £ 30m
- Lucas Moura: £ 25m
- Serge Aurier: £ 23m
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