Think this coming season will see the teams from 8th down split into two groups, based on what I've seen from the transfers. Bournemouth, West Ham, Leicester, and Southampton have or will spend big I think. Some of the transfers have been pretty mind blowing: Ake (20mil), Maguire (17mil), Arnautovic (25mil), Iheanacho (25mil), Hernandez (12mil? 145k p/w). Then you have the lower section of teams, Huddersfield, Brighton, Burnley, Swansea, possibly Newcastle, Palace, and Stoke depending on what they do in the window. I think what we do in this window will determine in which group we are in, possibly for the foreseeable future, currently I'm worried that we'll end up in the lower group. This isn't a moan, the club is free to do as it wishes and I'm aware we have to be prudent; I'm just giving my analysis of the situation. From what I've seen over the last few years, I'm still not sure if Gino and co are really ready (or willing) to go spending large sums on individual players in their prime. The transfers we have done this window have been absolutely fantastic, but they are largely high potential - low cost deals. None of the players are guaranteed to come in and immediately lift the quality of the starting eleven (imo). There are noticeable gaps in our squad. Our striking options are not enough to get us into the middle group of 8-14th, at least not across the course of the season. Then from our wingers we only have one who is guaranteed midtable PL quality, Peryra, and that's not even his best position. From the rest we might see some gems (Berghuis, Success), but it's not guaranteed. Again, I'm not have a go at the club, I'm really excited to see what this team can do. But I do think that the PL table could fragment further, and Gino needs to decide where he sees Watford. EDIT: Completely forgot to mention West Brom, says it all really.