Everton named just 18 players – seven short of the maximum – in their official squad submitted to the Premier League.
The Toffees were the least active in the summer transfer window, bringing in only Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi on loan on deadline day as Mikel Arteta, Ayegbeni Yakubu and Jermaine Beckford all departed.
However, that 18 does not include Under-21 players, so the likes of Ross Barkley do not feature but are still eligible to play as clubs can use an unlimited number of younger-age players.
Predictably maybe, the clubs who did plenty of business in the transfer window – QPR, Stoke, Sunderland – along with Tottenham all filled their quota of 25.
Despite much speculation Wayne Bridge, Manchester City’s out-of-favour left-back was selected in Roberto Mancini’s squad of 24.
Blackburn named Brett Emerton in their 23-strong list even though the Australian has returned home to play for Sydney FC on a three-year deal.
The rules: Each club’s 25-man squad should have eight homegrown players who – regardless of age or nationality – spent three years (or a total of 36 months) in the youth system of a club in England or Wales before they reached the age of 21.
Contrary to reports elsewhere, players aged under 21 can, if required, be named in the 25-man squad as a homegrown player. An Under-21 player is defined as being born on or after January 1, 1989.
Clubs can use an unlimited number of Under-21 players in addition to their 25-man squad. For instance, Chelsea would not need to name Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal Jack Wilshere in their 25-man squad.
Any player who is left out of the 25-man squad will only be eligible to play in the Carling Cup until January 1. From January 1 to January 31, clubs can make unlimited changes to their 25-man squad. On February 1 a new 25-man squad must be named to run until the end of the current campaign.
If a club chooses fewer than 25 players for their squad it is almost certainly due to them having a large number of under-21 players. Clubs with fewer than 25 players in their squad are still permitted to sign free agents.
(Squad lists do not include registered Under-21 players as information is not yet available)
ARSENAL: Almunia, Arshavin, Arteta, Benayoun, Chamakh, Diaby, Djourou, Fabianski, Gervinho, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mannone, Mertesacker, Park, Rosicky, Sagna, Santos, Song, Squillaci, Van Persie, Vermaelen, Walcott.
ASTON VILLA: Agbonlahor, Albrighton, Bannan, Bent, Beye, Clark, Collins, Cuellar, Delph, Dunne, Given, Guzan, Herd, Heskey, Ireland, Lichaj, Lowry, Marshall, S Petrov, Warnock, N’Zogbia, Jenas, Hutton.
BLACKBURN: Samba, Salgado, Nelsen, Roberts, Ribeiro, Dunn, Robinson, Bunn, Blackman, M Olsson, Formica, Petrovic, Givet, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Goodwillie, Grella, Vukcevic, Yakubu, Dann, Emerton, Goulon, Linganzi.
BOLTON: Blake, Bogdan, G Cahill, K Davies, M Davies, Eagles, Gardner, Holden, Jaaskelainen, Klasnic, Knight, Lainton, Mears, Muamba, Obadeyi, M Petrov, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Ricketts, Robinson, Steinsson, Tuncay, Wheater, Ngog.
CHELSEA: Cech, Ivanovic, A Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Drogba, Mikel, Malouda, Meireles, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Kalou, Turnbull, Sturridge, Terry, Alex, Bertrand, Anelka, Hilario.
EVERTON: Anichebe, Baines, T Cahill, Hibbert, Jagielka, Neville, Osman, Bilyaletdinov, Coleman, Distin, Fellaini, Heitinga, Howard, Mucha, Saha, Yobo, Drenthe, Stracqualursi.
FULHAM: Baird, S Davies, Dembele, Dempsey, Duff, Etuhu, Gecov, Grygera, Sa, Hangeland, Hughes, A Johnson, S Kelly, Murphy, B Riise, J Riise, Ruiz, Schwarzer, Senderos, Sidwell, Somogyi, Zamora, Stockdale.
LIVERPOOL: Jones, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Aurelio, Suarez, Gerrard, Carroll, Rodriguez, Kuyt, Downing, Spearing, Carragher, Reina, Adam, Doni, Skrtel, Lucas, Bellamy.
MAN CITY: Richards, Hart, Taylor, Lescott, Barry, Milner, A Johnson, Clichy, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, K Toure, Kolarov, De Jong, Y Toure, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko, Tevez, Aguero, Onuoha, Bridge, Nielsen, Hargreaves.
MAN UTD: Evra, Ferdinand, Evans, Owen, Anderson, Berbatov, Rooney, Giggs, Smalling, JS Park, Hernandez, Vidic, Carrick, Nani, Young, Cleverley, Fletcher, Valencia, Gibson, Kuszczak, MB Diouf, Lindegaard.
NEWCASTLE: Ameobi, Ba, Ben Arfa, Best, Cabaye, Coloccini, Elliot, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Harper, Krul, Lovenkrands, Marveaux, Obertan, Perch, Simpson, Smith, S Taylor, R Taylor, Tiote, Williamson.
NORWICH: Ruddy, Martin, Drury, B Johnson, Morison, Whitbread, Crofts, Vaughan, Holt, Jackson, Surman, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fox, Martin, Bennett, Lappin, Barnett, Ward, Tierney, De Laet, Naughton, Wilbraham.
QPR: Kenny, Orr, Hill, Derry, Hall, Gabbidon, Taarabt, K Dyer, Campbell, Bothroyd, Faurlin, Mackie, Traore, Buzsaky, Perone, Connolly, Barton, L Young, Smith, Helguson, Cerny, B Murphy, Wright-Phillips, A Ferdinand, Puncheon.
STOKE: Arismendi, Begovic, Crouch, Delap, Diao, Etherington, Fuller, Higginbotham, Huth, K Jones, Nash, Palacios, Pennant, Shawcross, Shotton, Sidibe, Sorensen, Upson, Walters, Whelan, Whitehead, Wilkinson, Wilson, Woodgate, Jerome.
SUNDERLAND: Bardsley, Bramble, Brown, F Campbell, Carson, Cattermole, Colback, Bendtner, C Gardner, Larsson, Richardson, Turner, O’Shea, Vaughan, Westwood, Elmohamady, Gyan, Mignolet, Sessegnon, McClean, Meyler, Angeleri, Gordon, Kilgallon, Nosworthy, Nyron.
SWANSEA: Vorm, Williams, N Taylor, Tate, Bodde, Britton, Stabilin, C Beattie, Graham, Sinclair, N Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Monk, Cotterill, Lita, L Moore, Moreira, Rangel, Agustien, Gower, Butler, Tremmel.
TOTTENHAM: Friedel, Gomes, Cudicini, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Gallas, King, Kaboul, Bassong, Corluka, Lennon, Livermore, Huddlestone, Modric, Kranjcar, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, Van Der Vaart, Sandro, Adebayor, Pienaar, Dos Santos, Alnwick, Parker.
WEST BROM: Bednar, Brunt, Cox, Dorrans, Fortune, Foster, Fulop, Gera, Jara, B Jones, Long, McAuley, Morrison, Mulumbu, Odemwingie, J Olsson, Reid, Scharner, Shorey, Tamas, Thomas, Tchoyi, Daniels.
WIGAN: Kirkland, Pollitt, Watson, Boyce, Caldwell, D Jones, Thomas, McArthur, Gomez, Rodallega, Diame, Figueroa, Gohouri, Alcaraz, Di Santo, Al-Habsi, Stam, Lopez, Sammon, Maloney, Crusat.
WOLVES: Hennessey, Elokobi, Edwards, Stearman, Craddock, Kightly, Henry, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Ward, Hunt, Ikeme, R Johnson, Berra, Jarvis, Vokes, Hammill, Milijas, Zubar, O’Hara, Doyle, Foley, Guedioura.