However, sometimes there can be a real surprise, like when Leicester City won two years ago, which was very unexpected!
Brighton & Hove Albion even did it three times, first signing Australian keeper Mathew Ryan, then Dutch midfielder Davy Propper and finally Colombian Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge. He was good in some games, inexperienced in others. Abramovich was spending lavish sums to turn the Blues into title winners and sanctioned the signings of Petr Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Arjen Robben, Didier Drogba, Ricardo Carvalho, Mateja Kezman and Tiago - all proven performers in other major European leagues.
Elsewhere in London, West Ham's new home at the London Stadium means they've enjoyed the second highest rate of growth of all the teams from the capital at 4.11%.
Meanwhile, Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits he will have to try to keep the club in the Premier League on a tight budget once again.
"I think they've bought well - it's just a case of numbers", he insisted.
If a team is relegated, it will play in the competition below for the next season. "Maybe I made a mistake", said Wenger, who will be without want-away Chile star Alexis Sanchez against Leicester due to injury.
"It will be hard, with the quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, but that's the Premier League".
He brings aggression to United's midfield, which is something they've been lacking.
The Premier League is the best of the best.
Liverpool lost an astonishing 18 points from winning positions last season.
"But there's still weeks to go, I would feel more comfortable predicting who will win that league when the transfer window finishes".
The reasons are diverse but a lot of them agree that the impact of playing in Europe coupled with what has been a rather disappointing transfer market will not allow Antonio Conte's men to keep their top spot. Spurs (nine) and United (12) came out best in that category.
Conte has been reportedly frustrated agitating for more new players in his squad despite allowing seven first team players leave the club and spending £130m this summer on Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger, Alvaro Morata and Willy Caballero. Some of these are tricky fixtures, but it's against teams like these that United struggled last season.
Costa's rollercoaster Chelsea career is ending in acrimonious fashion, but Lampard thinks now is the right time for player and club to part ways.