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Just thought i would make a post on here regarding these predictions which are published in today's newspaper "The Sun"

No10: Martin Skrtel

The Liverpool defender did not enjoy the best of beginnings after earning his first start in the shaky FA Cup win over non-league minnows Havant & Waterlooville. But Skrtel, who arrived from Zenit St Petersburg for £7million in January, has since impressed in Daniel Agger's absence.

No9: Wilson Palacios

When Steve Bruce made his surprise exit from Birmingham, he brought Palacios with him to Wigan. The £1m Honduras midfielder has been a revelation at the JJB Stadium despite rarely featuring during his loan spell at St Andrews. Manchester United could now make a summer raid after he helped drag the Latics to safety.

No8: Martin Petrov

The £4.7m Bulgarian winger was one of Sven Goran Eriksson's less high-profile arrivals during his pick of eclectic buys. But the former Atletico Madrid star proved an instant hit with his mesmerising runs and killer deliveries from the left. Petrov has also chipped in with five goals.

No7: Sulley Muntari

Harry Redknapp is enjoying spending big at Portsmouth but even at £7m, Muntari has proved to be a bargain. The Ghana powerhouse has eased into life in the Premier League with a series of eye-catching displays, including a number of superb strikes. But Redknapp could struggle to keep him at Fratton Park with Liverpool and Arsenal interested.

No6: Jermain Defoe

Tottenham fans shook their heads in disbelief when hitman Defoe was flogged for £7.5m, while £17m signing Darren Bent was misfiring. Defoe has already shown what they are missing by rattling in eight goals in his first 10 Pompey matches. One of the big four clubs will come sniffing if his form continues

No5: Carlos Tevez

Although Cristiano Ronaldo has been the star of Manchester United's season, Carlos Tevez has made a bright start to life at Old Trafford. The Argentina striker has grabbed 19 goals so far and has formed a devastating partnership with Wayne Rooney. And this is a player who struggled to get a game at West Ham just over a year ago.

No4: Yakubu

Eyebrows were raised when Everton paid a club-record £11.25m for Yakubu. The Nigerian hitman earned a reputation for blowing hot and cold at Middlesbrough but he has crashed home 19 goals since his switch to Goodison Park. The powerful forward possesses the quality needed to propel the Toffees to the next level.

No3: Anderson

When Manchester United paid over £30m for Anderson and Nani, the greater excitement was over the latter. But it has been Anderson who has excelled in his debut season, while Nani spent much of the season looking and learning. It seems Alex Ferguson has found his long-term replacement for Paul Scholes.

No2: Roque Santa Cruz

The Blackburn striker is certainly the bargain of the season, if not the top signing. At just £3.5m — a snip in today's market — the Paraguay ace has produced 23 goals for Rovers. Mark Hughes pulled off a coup when he tempted the striker from Bayern Munich but will have to battle to hold on to him.

No1: Fernando Torres

You have to be top notch to prove value for money at £26m but Torres is just that. Doubts were raised when the hitman arrived from Atletico Madrid but the Spaniard has blown them apart with 32 goals in his debut season. Liverpool may have under-achieved again but there is hope for the future with Torres

What are your predictions & thought's on this years top 10 signings of the season

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I'm not defending Liverpool but there's a player in every team who contributes vastly. Take away Ronaldo from United and we wouldn't be challenging for the Premiership right now and in fact we probably wouldn't be in the Champions League Final. Take away Torres and Liverpool would have been absolutely stuffed. Take away Fabregas or Adebayor, pick one, and Arsenal would be in dire straits. As for Chelsea ummm... well you can't really pinpoint a position they don't have six players for can you? I suppose if they didn't have Ballack this season things could be different but for me their most awesome player is Essien. Before Essien when Makelele was younger he was their most important player and as usual he was vastly underrated.

EDIT: Huh. I just read a curious article. If you break down the top four teams goal scoring tally's and look at each player's individual goal tally Liverpool actually come off really well. United have scored 104 goals so far. 59 of those goals, or 56%, were scored by either Ronaldo or Tevez. Compared to United, Liverpool's dynamic duo, or only decent attacking players as they're known outside of Liverpool, Torres and Gerrard have scored 53 goals out of Liverpool''s 116 or 45%, 11% less than United's top two striker's. Also alongside Gerrard and Torres, Babel, Benayoun, Crouch & Kuyt are all in double figures for goals scored which means the Scousers are the only league side to boast 6 players having scored 10 or more goals. They still can't seem to get anywhere though.:D
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