Everton were probably the team that fared best in the January window. They beat off a challenge from West Bromwich Albion to sign Man United's Morgan Schneiderlin and Ronald Koeman also secured Charlton Athletic's upcoming 19-year-old star Ademola Lookman. To balance the books Everton also managed to sell Brian Oviedo and Darron Gibson to David Moyes' struggling Sunderland.

Despite his disastrously short tenure in the England hotseat Sam Allardyce's shrewd bargaining has secured the services of Jeffrey Schlupp, Patrick van Aanholt, Mamadou Sakho and Luka Milivojevic.

Add these to a Crystal Palace squad that is already quite decent and Allardyce may work his magic with a team facing relegation once again.

Chelsea, already top of the Premier League by a long way boosted their coffers with a huge fee for Oscar who leaves for China and in addition managed to convince Diego Costa to stay.

Last year's promoted surprise package Burnley have also done themselves some favours by signing Republic of Ireland International Robbie Brady from Norwich City, unattached midfielder Joey Barton who returns to the premier league at the age of 34 and Ashley Westwood from Aston Villa.

And the losers

The biggest loser has to be West Ham who lost their biggest, but also unhappiest, player Dimitri Payet in a return to Marseille.

Their signings of Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass, whilst both accomplished players, may be unlikely to turn around fortunes at the club.

Sunderland's David Moyes has continued his practice, started at Man United, of signing players he has previously managed by adding Brian Oviedo and Darron Gibson from Everton and free agent Joleon Lescott.

A Middlesbrough side sitting only a few points above the relegation zone needed some big signings to secure their future spot at the top table, but in Adelene Guedioura ( Watford), Rudy Gestede ( Villa) and Patrick Bamford( Burnley ~loan) they look set for their struggles to continue.

The departure of both Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore is a major blow for struggling Hull City and looking at the players they have brought in it looks again like their struggles may continue to the end of the season.

And the big guns?

The transfer window was unusually quiet for the Premier League's big hitters. Arsenal have suffered with injuries and Arsene Wenger must be happy to see the likes of Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker back to fitness.

Jurgen Klopp had already declared that this January would be a quiet one as his main target, Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic is not available. It remains to be seen if this strategy is the best one as Liverpool have suffered a dip in form recently.

Manchester City also made few inroads into the transfer market, securing the Brazilian international Gabriel Jesus and holding on to promising 19-year-old defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho allowed Morgan Schneirderlin and Memphis Depay to leave but chose not to spend at this time.

It is fairly certain that there will be some significant signings in the summer for United.

Mauricio Pochettino manager at Tottenham Hotspur was quite open about the fact that he would not sign anyone if there was no-one suitable. And that is precisely what he did. Spurs made no signings at all.

What's next?

This January transfer window was not as frenetic with late moves as in previous years as there was a programme of seven Premier League games on deadline day. It will be interesting to see the outcomes of the signings. At the moment Chelsea look untouchable at the top of the table and the fight is on for the remaining Champions League slots, which makes the lack of activity from the big teams all the stranger.

It looks like the activity will be at the bottom of the table. And it would seem that Sunderland, barring a huge turn in fortune may not have done enough, similarly Hull City. Crystal Palace may pull away from the relegation zone leaving teams like Middlesbrough to slip in.