And breathe. The January transfer window is over and managers now know exactly what they’re working with for the rest of the season.
The mid-season window can be a little anti-climatic, with clubs deciding to stick with what they’ve got rather than risking any disruptions to their squad for the second half of the season.
That wasn’t the case this time, with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham all doing major business on deadline day.
Chelsea’s American owner Todd Boehly spent over £300m in a hectic January transfer window
Mykhailo Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez were two huge arrivals at Stamford Bridge last month
But did they spend their money wisely? Which sides look well-placed to finish the campaign strongly, and who has left themselves short?
Sportsmail has taken a look at the business done by all 20 Premier League clubs, and graded them from A-F on how well they did in January.
The Gunners are flying in the Premier League, but their one concern heading into January was squad depth.
They have done a fine job of rectifying that issue by bringing in Leandro Trossard, Jakub Kiwior and Jorginho.
It is hard to see any of the trio getting into Arsenal’s strongest XI, but Mikel Arteta now has options to bring off the bench which could be crucial in the latter stages of the season.
Jorginho may not have been the ideal signing for Arsenal fans, but his experience could help them in their title bid
Some Arsenal fans may be disappointed to miss out on Moises Caicedo, but Brighton never looked like letting him leave, and getting the experienced Jorginho as an alternative looks like clever business.
Loaning out Albert Sambi Lokonga to Crystal Palace could also prove wise, with the Belgian midfielder now likely to get more game time at Selhurst Park.
A very solid month for Arsenal, and they look well-equipped to maintain their title charge.
A fairly quiet month for Unai Emery’s men, who signed Alex Moreno and Jhon Duran.
Moreno is a player that Emery knows well from his time in Spain, and he looks set to provide Lucas Digne with competition for his place at left-back, while Duran may have to bide his time as he is likely to start off behind Ollie Watkins in the pecking order.
The Villans loaned out Cameron Archer and Aaron Ramsey to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough, while Marvelous Nakamba has gone to Luton on a temporary basis.
Not the big-spending that we have seen from Villa in recent months, and they might not have done quite enough to mount a European push.
Scott Parker made his feelings clear about not being backed enough in the summer but Gary O’Neil can have no such complaints.
Bournemouth are one of the favourites to be relegated this season, but they are unlikely to go down without a fight.
The south coast club pushed the boat out in January, signing winger Dango Ouattara from Lorient and Ilya Zabarnyi from Dynamo Kyiv.
Gary O’Neil is likely to be very happy with how the January window went for Bournemouth
They also added Serie A duo Mathias Vina and Hamed Traore on initial loan deals, plus brought in experienced goalkeeper Darren Randolph and Antoine Semenyo from Bristol City.
Having kept hold of their key players as well, the window could not have gone much better for Bournemouth, who even tried to sign Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo.
They have given themselves a fighting chance of staying up.
Brentford did very little business in January, with Thomas Frank seemingly happy with his current squad. And who they can blame him? The Bees are exceeding expectations once again.
Their most high-profile addition was Romeo Beckham, son of David, who has gone into their B team. Meanwhile, fan favourite Sergi Canos was allowed to join Olympiacos on loan.
There may be a little frustration that more money wasn’t spent to give Brentford their best chance of staying in the top seven and securing European football, but the club have managed to keep hold of Ivan Toney once more.
Slightly underwhelming, but Brentford are a very well-coached team and perhaps Frank didn’t want to rock the boat.
Brighton have earned a reputation for being one of the best-run clubs in the country, and they refused to be pushed around in January.
After Leandro Trossard fell out with manager Roberto De Zerbi, there was only one solution, particularly with the winger moving into the final six months of his contract.
The Seagulls will have been pleased to gain £27m from Arsenal for the Belgian international, and they don’t appear to be missing him at all so far.
Then there was the Moises Caicedo saga. Arsenal and Chelsea both wanted the midfielder, but Brighton were adamant that he would be staying put, and that’s exactly what happened.
Moises Caicedo pushed to leave Brighton but the club stood firm and kept hold of him
The club’s two signings, Facundo Buonanotte and Yasin Ayari, are somewhat unknown quantities at this stage, but the main takeaway from the window has to be that Brighton put their foot down when it came to Caicedo.
De Zerbi has got his team playing some lovely football, with Kaoru Mitoma coming to the fore, and Brighton can feel confident of getting into Europe this term.
Chelsea went big in the summer in their first transfer window of the Todd Boehly era but they took things to another level in January.
It seemed that hijacking Arsenal’s move for Mykhailo Mudryk was going to be the big story of the window, as they managed to convince the Ukrainian winger to move to west London at the last minute.
But then they paid a staggering £107m for Enzo Fernandez on deadline day, making him the most expensive player in British transfer history.
Enzo Fernandez completed his move to Chelsea for a British transfer record fee of £107m
When you add in that they signed Joao Felix on loan and Benoit Badiashile, who has slotted in seamlessly, it has been a stunning month for the Blues.
They also managed to get a transfer fee from Arsenal for Jorginho instead of losing the Italian midfielder for free in the summer.
Spending £323m in one window, and almost £600m in a season, will undoubtedly rub some people up the wrong way, and rival fans have been questioning how the club will stay on the right side of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, but Boehly and Co have certainly made a major statement in their first year at the helm.
Patrick Vieira’s Eagles have been unable to kick on this season after impressing with their high-energy football last term.
They have missed Conor Gallagher in the middle of the park, and did show interest in bringing the Chelsea man back to Selhurst Park, but a move failed to materialise.
Instead they signed midfield duo Naouirou Ahamada and Albert Sambi Lokonga. It gives Vieira more options in midfield but will they strengthen the starting XI? The jury is out on that one.
Crystal Palace should avoid being dragged into a relegation battle, but despite being in a similar position in the table it feels like they are not quite hitting the same heights that they reached 12 months ago, and their transfer window was a little disappointing as well.
The only club in the bottom half to not sign a player. Everton’s financial woes have been well-documented, but to not sign anyone is a damning indictment of the current state of the club.
Sacking Frank Lampard with only a week of the window remaining was hardly ideal, but then not appointing his replacement Sean Dyche until seven days later smacks of desperately poor planning.
The Toffees opted to sell homegrown talent Anthony Gordon to Newcastle, and it appeared that they may use that transfer fee to bring in new players.
Sean Dyche was unable to bring in any new players on deadline day at Everton
Instead, they ended up missing out on a number of targets on deadline day, leaving Dyche with a limited squad to work with.
Dyche has experience of being involved in relegation battles, but he has a huge job on his hands to keep Everton up, and he has been given no help at all by the board with the way they have handled business over the past month.
Fulham have been the surprise package in the Premier League this season. Many tipped them for relegation, but they are currently sat comfortably in the top half.
It was hardly a big month for the club when it came to transfer dealings, as they landed Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic, made Shane Duffy’s loan from Brighton a permanent one, and signed Cedric Soares on loan.
In terms of outgoings, Anthony Knockaert, Josh Onomah and Nathaniel Chalobah all joined Championship teams.
Not much to assess here, but Fulham did manage to keep top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Marco Silva is likely to be reasonably happy with the squad at his disposal for the second half of the season.
Leeds needed a strong window after a tricky run of results, and Jesse Marsch is likely to be pleased with how the month panned out.
Weston McKennie looks like a fine signing from Juventus, and he looks set to play alongside international team-mate Tyler Adams at the heart of Leeds’ midfield.
Max Wober has also started brightly since joining from Red Bull Salzburg, and is a player that Marsch knows well, while the club have brought in a striker in the shape of Georginio Rutter.
Weston McKennie (left) will be teaming up with Tyler Adams (right) after joining Leeds
With Patrick Bamford battling fitness issues over the past 18 months, adding another forward was essential, and Leeds will hope Rutter can chip in with the goals they need to stay in the top-flight.
Loyal servant Mateusz Klich departed for DC United, while Diego Llorente was loaned out to Roma, but Leeds look to have ended the month with a stronger squad than they started with.
Leicester have not won a league game since domestic football resumed after the World Cup, but they did make some useful additions to their squad in January.
Victor Kristiansen provides much-needed cover at full-back, with the Foxes having all kinds of problems with keeping players fit in this position.
Bringing in the highly-rated Tete from Lyon also looks like good business, and signing Harry Souttar on deadline day could prove to be a masterstroke if he can replicate the form he showed for Australia at the World Cup.
There may also have been fears about losing James Maddison or Youri Tielemans, but Leicester managed to keep hold of the midfield pair. Ayoze Perez and Marc Albrighton were loaned out to get more minutes elsewhere.
Hardly an eye-catching month for Leicester, but a steady one, and Brendan Rodgers should have enough to steer his side away from the bottom three.
When Liverpool pipped Manchester United to the signing of Cody Gakpo at the start of the month, things were looking up for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
But that was as good as it got in January for the Reds. They did not make any more signings and failed to win any of their three league matches, with Gakpo finding it difficult to get up to speed.
Jurgen Klopp still has issues with his midfield heading into the second half of the season
The midfield is a major concern as Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara have not been up to their usual standards, but they haven’t been replaced, while Liverpool also look to be short in defence following injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate.
Liverpool are desperate to land Jude Bellingham in the summer, but will he be interested if they miss out on Champions League football?
That is the risk that they are taking, and they did not help their chances of pushing for a top-four finish with their January business.
Pep Guardiola’s side have not clicked into gear since the World Cup, and all has not been well behind the scenes.
After losing his place in the starting line-up, Joao Cancelo got into a training ground bust-up with Guardiola and opted to join Bayern Munich on loan.
Some may feel this was the right move to keep the peace within the dressing room, but not replacing Cancelo looks like a major error on City’s part. Can Nathan Ake continue to play out of position for the rest of the campaign?
Man City failed to replace Joao Cancelo after allowing him to join Bayern Munich on loan
City have dipped into the South American market once more to sign Maximo Perrone from Velez Sarsfield, but he still only 20 and will find it hard to displace Rodri as the holding midfielder.
Guardiola tends to like working with a small squad, but losing Cancelo could hurt his team in the short-term, derailing their chances of winning a third straight league title and denting their hopes of breaking their Champions League duck.
Wout Weghorst was brought in by Erik ten Hag as a short-term solution up front
Missing out on Cody Gakpo to Liverpool will have been a tough one to take for Manchester United, and it quickly became apparent that Erik ten Hag had no money to spend as the Glazers look to sell the club.
But the Red Devils adapted well to their circumstances, and managed to make three loan signings.
Jack Butland has been brought in as David de Gea’s understudy, but Wout Weghorst has gone straight into the starting line-up and done better than expected. His work-rate has impressed Ten Hag, and he got his first goal against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.
United were then hit with the devastating news that Christian Eriksen will be sidelined for three months with an ankle problem, but they reacted quickly and added Marcel Sabitzer to their ranks.
None of these players are marquee signings, but they fit Ten Hag’s system, and there is a feeling that the Dutchman has made the best of a tough situation.
Newcastle are sitting pretty in the top four and have made their first cup final in 24 years. Things could not be going much better on the pitch, but how did they do off it in January?
Anthony Gordon was the standout signing at £45m, and he will provide Eddie Howe with another option in the final third.
Harrison Ashby has also arrived from West Ham, and the talented full-back has the perfect role model to learn from in Kieran Trippier.
Anthony Gordon has joined Newcastle, but the club did not strengthen their midfield
The lack of depth in midfield is a slight worry, though. The Magpies opted to allow Jonjo Shelvey to join Nottingham Forest, leaving themselves with just Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton and Joe Willock to cover the three midfield positions, and the former has now been ruled out for three matches after being sent off against Southampton on Tuesday.
Newcastle showed interest in Conor Gallagher and Sander Berge, but did not come close to signing either man, and their failure to bring in another midfielder could come back to haunt them as they chase down a Champions League place.
Nottingham Forest had a scarcely believable summer window where they changed almost their entire squad following their promotion to the top-flight.
They did not splash the cash as freely in January, but still made some eye-catching signings.
Palmeiras duo Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo were first through the door, and they were joined by Newcastle pair Chris Wood and Jonjo Shelvey.
Experienced defender Felipe has also arrived from Atletico Madrid, but Forest saved the best for last by bringing in PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas on loan.
It appears the plan in January was to add experience to aid Forest in their relegation battle, and the club achieved this.
It still may take a little while for some of the players to adjust to English football, but the Navas signing makes this a very positive window for the Midlands club.
Southampton are bottom of the table and in serious danger of dropping into the Championship. But Nathan Jones was given money to spend as the Saints look to move their way clear of the relegation zone.
Mislav Orsic impressed for Croatia at the World Cup, and there are high hopes for Carlos Alcaraz following his move from Racing Club in Argentina.
James Bree had a testing debut against Newcastle on Tuesday, but got better as the game went on, and while that game was going on the South Coast club wrapped up deals for attackers Kamaldeen Sulemana and Paul Onuachu.
There is certainly more firepower in the Saints squad now, and recalling Jan Bednarek from his loan spell at Aston Villa could also prove to be a smart decision, with his experience likely to be needed at the business end of the season.
Southampton’s signings have not played in the Premier League before, so they may not all hit the ground running, but they have added some promising talent and could have enough to stay up.
There was plenty of optimism after Tottenham’s summer window, but the team have been some way below their best for the majority of the season, with slow starts consistently hampering them.
It was always going to be interesting to see whether Antonio Conte would be backed, amid reports that he could walk away from the club in the summer.
In the end, Tottenham signed Arnaut Danjuma on loan and eventually got a deal over the line for Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon. Porro looks likely to go straight into the starting XI on the right flank, but Danjuma is set to be a back-up option in the side’s front line.
Pedro Porro looks to be an exciting signing but letting Matt Doherty leave seems an odd move
Spurs also allowed Byran Gil and Djed Spence to leave on loan, and intended to do the same with Matt Doherty, only to realise that they could not send any more players on loan, which led to his contract being mutually terminated.
The confusion over Doherty’s situation looked amateurish from Tottenham, and their squad does not appear to be any stronger than it was when they started the month.
No one expected West Ham to be in their current position after they spent heavily last summer.
Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca were supposed to be the signings to keep them competing with the ‘Big Six’ but David Moyes’ side have gone backwards instead.
With Scamacca and Michail Antonio not firing, the Irons turned to Danny Ings, only for the striker to pick up an injury on his debut.
Danny Ings got injured on his debut to sum up an underwhelming window for West Ham
It may also be a mistake for the club to have let Craig Dawson go. He played a big role in their rise up the league and into Europe, and allowing him to join a relegation rival in Wolves could be viewed as an error on West Ham’s part.
They should be able to move away from the bottom three and results have started to pick up, but it was an underwhelming January for the East London outfit.
Wolves have had the same issue for a number of years – scoring goals. They are the lowest scorers in the top-flight this term with just 12 goals in their 20 matches.
But they have added some exciting attacking talent in the shape of Matheus Cunha and Pablo Sarabia, while big things are also expected of Joao Gomes.
They appear to have got the right blend between youth and experience, having signed Craig Dawson and Mario Lemina, and with Julen Lopetegui now at the helm, things are looking up for Wolves.
There is an argument that they should have brought in an out-and-out goalscorer, but their squad possesses plenty of creativity, and ought to see them moving up the table in the near future.