And who will be wishing they had done a bit more?
The slowing growth in the value of broadcast rights - Premier League clubs' biggest single source of revenue - could also have triggered some uncharacteristic restraint.
Jose Mourinho could find excuses should the club fail to excel or win any silverware this season as Manchester United fell short of the required number of players needed for reinforcements, only managing to grab only of a possible six players in the transfer window.
Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga was the most expensive player at 71.
City hasn't dipped into the deep pockets of its Abu Dhabi owners as significantly as Guardiola's first two summers in charge, but has still strengthened with club-record signing Riyad Mahrez.
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It was then down to Chelsea to make the final decision as Hazard wanted to leave and Real Madrid wanted the club to name their price. It provides them the opportunity to approach players in the Premier League like they've never been able to before - it's quite intriguing really.
Premier League clubs were scrambling to complete deals before the end of the transfer window on Thursday, with teams including Fulham and Everton among the most active. Yes sir we've all that and more to sink our teeth into as the first weekend of a new season crashes over us like a wave, and it all starts tonight at Old Trafford.
"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players, " Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
West Ham - Similarly, there has been more heavy investment at West Ham, with the capture of Felipe Anderson smashing the club's transfer record and looking like one of the deals of the window. Oozing confidence following his victory at the World Cup and as Manchester United's new captain, Pogba attempted to lead from the front by taking the shot.Cool as you like it, the United skipper toyed with Schmeichel in his run-up before placing the ball in the Leicester keeper's left side corner. "He's an excellent manager so it's good for the Premier League".
Until the late rush, it had appeared it was going to the the quietest summer deadline day in Premier League history.
Initially Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva were the tipped partnership in the centre of midfield, however a prolonged rest for both players means the Portugal worldwide should enter the fray for the Sky Blues' season opener.