Top five: Premier League front-sixes

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With the summer transfer window firmly shut, the Premier League's top five clubs now boast even stronger front-sixes.

The arrival of big-name signings including Mesut Ozil, Erik Lamela, Fernandinho and Samuel Eto'o has significantly increased the quality in England's top-flight league.

But which club now has the best front-six?

All five teams are similarly matched in terms of their quality in the midfield and attacking positions, but this is an attempt to rank them in order.

5. Tottenham

Front-six: Sandro, Dembele, Paulinho, Lamela, Eriksen, Soldado

Tottenham only feature at No. 5 in this list because they're still gelling as a unit, but the names speak for themselves.

Made possible by the £85m sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Spurs splashed an astonishing £109m on top-class acquisitions this summer, leaving them with far more strength in depth than they had last season.

Paulinho, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen have the potential to become Premier League stars, while Roberto Soldado is lethal inside the box.

4. Arsenal

Front-six: Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud

The record signing of Germany international Mesut Ozil has seriously strengthened the Arsenal front-six.

They were already pretty strong before, mind. Jack Wilshere is one of England's most talented young footballers, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud have significantly improved recently, while Santi Cazorla is a genius with the ball at his feet.

3. Manchester United

Front-six: Carrick, Fellaini, Kagawa, Valencia, Rooney, Van Persie

Any team with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie as their strikers has the potential to beat any set of opponents.

Meanwhile, the £27.5m signing of Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has injected some much-needed steel to the Red Devils' midfield. He will play alongside pass-master Michael Carrick this season, while the talented Shinji Kagawa should play a more prominent role after a frustrating first season in England.

2. Manchester City

Front-six: Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva, Navas, Aguero, Dzeko

As well as replacing Roberto Mancini with Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City have introduced Fernandinho and Jesus Navas into their front-six - not to mention both Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic.

But it's the longer-serving players who make City such a formidable attacking unit. Yaya Toure, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko are some of the best footballers in Europe.

1. Chelsea

Front-six: Lampard, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Eto'o

Top of the list is Jose Mourinho's front-six, comprised of some of the world's most gifted players.

Frank Lampard has been doing the business for years, Ramires has an unrivalled engine, Eden Hazard could one day challenge for the Ballon d'Or, Oscar is one of Brazil's best young talents, Juan Mata has lit up the Premier League for the last two seasons and Samuel Eto'o remains one of the world's most lethal strikers despite his advancing years.

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