Chelsea definitely didn't improve, they bought the worst flop of the season in bakayoko to replace matic, and a player in moratta whose half as good as Costa.Or did we have to spend all of that just to maintain 7th? Said this in another thread, but City strengthened their defence and midfield. Utd strengthened all round. Chelsea also bought in defence, midfield and attack to improve their squad and first 11. Arsenal bought a goalscorer and a left back better than anything we have. Spurs spent over 60 million quid on defenders and a back up striker that would walk into our team. And the [Poor language removed] bought the best player in the league.
We spunked a wodge on future potential, number 10s and lost (and didn't replace) the only world class striker we have had in 30 years. On that basis (sadly) 7th is about right.
Arsenal lost there best midfielder permanent to injury in cazorla, lost by a way there best player in Sanchez.
The rest treaded water besides city who seriously improved.