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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

Jorginho, Keita and Fred: How the Premier League new boys performed on debut

Find out who had a dream start and who looked like a waste of money on the opening weekend of the season

So nobody did a Fabrizio Ravanelli and banged in a hat-trick (Middlesbrough v Liverpool, 1996) on their Premier League debut at the weekend, but there were a few impressive displays from the new boys.

Chelsea spent big and it already looks to be justified, while Liverpool appear to have found their long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard, and Wolves have also picked up a couple of tidy looking signings.

The opening day fanfare fell flat for West Ham United however, after they paid out on a host of hefty transfer fees only to be on the end of a 4-0 drubbing against Liverpool at Anfield.

It's early days, they'll be saying. And they're right.

Take a look through the slideshow above at how 13 key signings performed.

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