For the very first time, the transfer window was hut just a day before the kickoff of new Premier League season.
The only addition to the north London club in the new season is a new stadium and even that won't be ready for the first month - at least.
"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.
"Equally, it appears to have removed the element of panic-buying, whereby a club may have a poor start to the season and think "we've got to go out and spend to safeguard our future in the Premier League".
Several Premier League teams, including Manchester United, expressed their concern over the shortened transfer window, but they are expected to wait to see if Federation Internationale de Football Association makes the changes before pursuing any attempt to put the Premier League deadline back to Aug 31.
Likely to sit the deepest in his manager's preferred midfield three, Sarri will be hoping the midfielder can exert similar influence on his new side having made more passes than any other player in Europe's top five leagues last season.
'I am sure Jose [Mourinho] has been getting the team right. Everton were the third-highest spending club last summer but ended the season eighth.
It has been a wretched start to the campaign for Manchester United, several players are keen to walk away from the camp, the transfer talks are not quite falling into place and now Jose Mourinho would want to make an impression when the games begin.
Just before the deadline, Everton secured the services of Colombian World Cup star Yerry Mina from Barcelona.
It was a performance befitting the £40million the Toffees reportedly paid to sign the 21-year-old from Watford, for whom Silva originally signed him 12 months ago.
Brighton engaged in a flurry of deadline-day activity, including signing Martin Montoya from Valencia.
After Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-1 on Friday evening in the opening match of the 2018-19 Premier League, Saturday will see a possible title contender Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea take on Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town respectively.
"But I keep saying and thinking and feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".