Football focus: Premier League’s big spenders

How the British clubs spend millions to survive in the world’s most exciting sporting league
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In analysis carried out by Arabian Business, we took the clubs that have maintained their Premier League status since 2008, calculated the net amount spent during the seasons from 2008 to 2014, and divided each dollar total by the number of points earned.
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Everton

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 63
\n2009/10: 61
\n2010/11: 54
\n2011/12: 56
\n2012/13: 63
\n2013/14: 72
\nTotal: 369
\nTransfer Spend ($net): -$46,023,828
\n$ per point -$124,725
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Tottenham Hotspur

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 51
\n2009/10: 70
\n2010/11: 62
\n2011/12: 69
\n2012/13: 72
\n2013/14: 69
\nTotal: 393
\nTransfer Spend ($net): -$3,433,959
\n$ per point: -$8,737
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Fulham

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 53
\n2009/10: 46
\n2010/11: 49
\n2011/12: 52
\n2012/13: 43
\n2013/14: 32
\nTotal: 275
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $37,182,583
\n$ per point: $135,209
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Arsenal

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 72
\n2009/10: 75
\n2010/11: 68
\n2011/12: 70
\n2012/13: 73
\n2013/14: 79
\nTotal: 437
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $66,978,163
\n$ per point: $153,268
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Sunderland

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 36
\n2009/10: 44
\n2010/11: 47
\n2011/12: 45
\n2012/13: 39
\n2013/14: 38
\nTotal: 249
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $79,747,697
\n$ per point: $320,272
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Liverpool

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 86
\n2009/10: 63
\n2010/11: 58
\n2011/12: 52
\n2012/13: 61
\n2013/14: 84
\nTotal: 404
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $142,788,786
\n$ per point: $353,437
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Manchester United

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 90
\n2009/10: 85
\n2010/11: 80
\n2011/12: 89
\n2012/13: 89
\n2013/14: 64
\nTotal: 497
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $221,610,113
\n$ per point: $445,896
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Aston Villa

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 62
\n2009/10: 64
\n2010/11: 48
\n2011/12: 38
\n2012/13: 41
\n2013/14: 38
\nTotal: 291
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $137,358,340
\n$ per point: $472,021
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Stoke City

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 45
\n2009/10: 47
\n2010/11: 46
\n2011/12: 45
\n2012/13: 42
\n2013/14: 50
\nTotal: 275
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $143,228,013
\n$ per point: $143,228,013
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Chelsea

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 83
\n2009/10: 86
\n2010/11: 71
\n2011/12: 64
\n2012/13: 75
\n2013/14: 82
\nTotal: 461
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $437,324,997
\n$ per point: $948,643
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Manchester City

\nPOINTS
\n2008/09: 50
\n2009/10: 67
\n2010/11: 71
\n2011/12: 89
\n2012/13: 78
\n2013/14: 86
\nTotal: 441
\nTransfer Spend ($net): $766,571,341
\n$ per point: $1,738,257