With January been and gone, the transfer window is once again shut and Premier League clubs are left with what they have for the remainder of the campaign.
No more strengthening to boost hopes of staving off relegation.
No more big-name signings to increase chances of qualifying for the Champions League.
Some teams spent well, while others failed to get deals done.
Starsport’s writers have assessed which Premier League clubs were the winners and losers of the January transfer window.
BEST - Manchester United
Coupled with Chelsea’s failure to sign anyone, Bruno Fernandes could be the man to fire United back into the Champions League.
If the Portugal international gets off to a good start against Wolves on Saturday it could give the whole squad a much needed boost while piling pressure on Frank Lampard and his team.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has options regarding where he can play the 25-year-old depending on who else is fit, giving the Red Devils some much needed versatility.
The club also secured a risk-free move for former Watford man Odion Ighalo, with any goals he scores coming as a bonus in the absence of Marcus Rashford.
WORST - Chelsea
When asked if he was disappointed about Chelsea’s transfer window, Frank Lampard said: ““Yes... every time I look at the TV another player signs for a club.”
The Blues have been incredibly lucky to keep hold of a six-point lead in the race for fourth spot having failed to build on a run of good throughout October and into November, with Lampard mentioning United’s capture of Fernandes as a worry after he failed to sign a single player.
He added: “If I'm looking at it with my business head on and looking around us in the table and I look at Manchester United obviously signing a big, big player (Bruno Fernandes), a world class player in my opinion.”
BEST - Sheffield United
Sheffield United looked to be the busiest Premier League club on transfer deadline day, adding some quality additions on loan in the likes of Panos Retsos and Richairo Zivkovic.
They even tried to overshadow Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes announcement with their own show stopping acquisition of Sender Berge for £22m.
Will we see the Blades in the Europa League next season? With the ambition they showed last month, anything is possible…
WORST - Bournemouth
Eddie Howe’s men appear to be sinking without a fight having failed to sign any new players as they gear up for a relegation dog fight.
They managed to shift plenty of unwanted faces out on loan, but the name of the game was to sign players this month, wasn’t it?
Keeping Manchester United target Josh King could prove vital, but he and Callum Wilson need to find their shooting boots fast if they are to save the Cherries from the drop without any reinforcements.
BEST - Wolves
The Champions League-chasing side have quietly gone about their business in January.
Five new faces arrived a Molineux, most notably Daniel Podence who has experience in Europe with Olympiakos.
Luke Matheson’s Old Trafford goal has gifted him a superb opportunity to graduate from League One to Premier League football under Nuno Espirito Santo while Colombian youngster Leonardo Campana is a rising star in South America.
Wolves’ transfer strategy has seen them add depth in creative positions ahead of a busy schedule chasing elite football.
WORST - Bournemouth
Storm Brendan brought waves crashing into the south coast in January – but there was barely any noise at Dean Court.
With no incoming players, Eddie Howe sent six players on loan including experienced shot-stopper Asmir Begovic (AC Milan) and England youngster Brad Smith (Cardiff).
While keeping hold of Joshua King may be seen as a success for the club, the Cherries may not have done enough to bolster a survival bid this season.
BEST - West Ham
David Moyes desperately needed reinforcements in the transfer market to help give the Hammers the best chance of survival.
While they failed to land a right-back, the last minute capture of Jarrod Bowen was a real coup and he will certainly give them a new dimension in attack.
Tomas Soucek, meanwhile, is the centre-midfielder fans have been crying out for to add legs in the middle of the park.
They are two crucial additions, as well as bringing back Darren Randolph to ensure Roberto goes nowhere near the net again at the London Stadium.
WORST - Chelsea
Frank Lampard could not hide his frustration at being left empty handed despite Chelsea’s huge attempts to ensure they weren’t banned from making signings in January.
What was all that work for? Absolutely nothing in the end.
Not one decent striker could be lured to Stamford Bridge. Their hunt was left too late. And now Champions League qualification is truly on the line. A proper car crash in west London…