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05-04-2020 | 15:36 Football
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TOP 10 Highest paid Chelsea players

  Football is more than just a game now. Every football club in the world is now a part of the business. Every business judged by the money it makes and we even have the list of the richest football clubs in the world. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are leading the list of the richest clubs, but London club Chelsea are also in the list. The Blues are in the eighth place of the list with €505.7 Million (£448 Million or $570.9 Million) revenue in 2019. Chelsea’s total valuation is £1.97 Billion and it is no wonder, that Roman Abramovich’s side are paying a huge amount of wages to their players. Following the departure of David Luiz and Eden Hazard in the summer, Chelsea’s wage bill has dropped. Chelsea’s wage bill for the 2019/20 campaign is approximately £98.65m. The Blues have the third highest wage bill in premiere league in the 2016-17 season. Their total wage bill that season is estimated around £218 Million. Chelsea had the highest wage bill in the Premier league in 2015-16 season.  The wage bill of Chelsea for 2018 was £225 million a £10 million increment from last season due to contract extensions. Under Frank Lampard, Chelsea are now more based on academy youngsters, and the Englishman appears to have firmly laid down the law with his young side. The list, which was published on Reddit, sets out the amount of money the players will be deducted should they break any of the agreed rules, and is signed at the bottom by Lampard and dated August 27. A list of the internal player fines for this season has been leaked, revealing Blues stars are hit with a £20,000 fine if they are late for the start of training. Being late for a team meeting will result in a £500 fine for EVERY MINUTE a squad member misses while failing to report an injury will cost £10,000. In addition, if a phone rings during a team meal or meeting the guilty player will face a fine of £1,000. Let us find out, which Chelsea players will be less worried about the fines, as they earn a huge amount of money. Here are the list of the highest-paid Chelsea players. Tammy Abraham is currently the highest scorer of the Blues with his 1 goals and 3 assists in 1311 minutes, however, he is not in the top 10 of highest earners. Michael Hector(£17.000 p/w), Marco van Ginkel(£27.885 p/w), Willy Caballero(£30.000 p/w), Ruben Loftus-Cheek(£35.000 p/w), Kurt Zouma(£40.000 p/w), Emerson Pamieri(£42.000 p/w), Tammy(£50.000 p/w), Mason Mount(£77.000 p/w) and Andreas Christensen(£80.000 p/w) earn less than their other teammates. Cesar Azpilicueta/Michy Batshuayi - £4.680.000 Batshuayi and Azpilicueta open the list of the highest earners at Stamford Bridge. Their annual salary is £4.680.000.
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Age: 30
The Spaniard joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2012. He signed his latest contract extension with the club in December 2018. This season so far, he has scored a goal and created two assists in his 17 appearances for the Blues.
  • Michy Batshuayi
  • Age: 26
The Belgium international joined Chelsea in 2016 from Marseille; however, he had loan spells in three different clubs before returning to Chelsea in 2019. This season so far, he has scored seven goals and created three assists during 13 games for Chelsea. Ross Barkley -£4.766.667
  • Age: 25
The England international earns enough money to spend it in the nightclubs during his recovery time. Barkley joined Chelsea in 2018 and his contract expires in the summer of 2023. This season so far, he has made only nine appearances and has scored one goal during those games. Antonio Rudiger/ Pedro/ Marcos Alonso-£5.200.000 Spaniard Pedro and Marcos Alonso earn the same amount of money along with the German Antonio Rudiger.
  • Pedro
  • Age: 32
The Spaniard joined Chelsea in 2015. He signed his last contract extension in August of 2018. This season so far he has made eight appearances Chelsea and has scored once and has created one assist.
  • Antonio Rudiger
  • Age: 26
Rudiger joined Chelsea from AS Roma in 2017. As he suffered an injury, missed the most of the games of his side. This season so far he has made only three appearances for the Blues and 2 of them were in the Premier League 2.
  • Marcos Alonso
  • Age: 28
The Spaniard joined the Blues from Fiorentina in 2016. His last contract extension was signed in October of 2018. This season so far, he has made 13 apperances for the Blues, has scored a goal and has created two assists.
  • Mateo Kovacic- £5.547.000
  • Age: 25
Kovacic joined Chelsea with a loan move in the summer of 2018 and after the end of his one-year loan deal; Kovacic signed a permanent contract with Chelsea in the July of 2019. The Croatian has made 19 appearances for this season so far and has created two assists. Jorginho/Olivier Giroud- £5.720.000 Two first teams stars-Giroud and Jorginho earn the same amount of money.
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Age: 33
Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea in 2018 from London rivals Arsenal. The France international signed his last contract extension in May of 2019. However, his deal expires at the end of the current season and he has made not a secret his desire to leave the club. This season so far, he has scored a goal in his six appearances for the club.
  • Jorginho
  • Age: 27
The Italian joined Chelsea in 2018 from Napoli. He has made 18 appearances this season so far, he has scored four goals and has created two assists. Callum Hudson-Odoi- £5.760.000
  • Age: 19
Hudson-Odoi is one of the academy youngsters of Chelsea. In the summer of 2019, he was linked with Bayern Munich; however, he decided to stay at Chelsea and signed a contract extension in September. This season so far, he has scored two goals and has created five assist in 13 appearances for the Blues. Willian- £6,240,000
  • Age: 31
Willian is one of the most experienced players in Frank Lampard’s squad. He joined Chelsea in 2013 and signed many contract extensions and the latest of it was signed in July of 2016. Willian has scored three goals and has created three assists in his 16 appearances this season so far. Christian Pulisic - £6.911.667
  • Age: 21
The Capitan America signed a contract with Chelsea in the January of 2019, however, joined the Blues only in the summer of 2019.  This season so far, he has scored five goals and has created six assists in his 15 appearances for Chelsea. N’Golo Kante- £7,800,000
  • Age: 28
The France international is one of the best central midfielders in the current football world. Juventus and Real Madrid want to sign him and he already rejected an offer from Chelsea. Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester in 2016.  This season so far, Kante has scored three goals in his eight appearances for Chelsea. Kepa Arrizabalaga-£7,936.000
  • Age: 25
The Spaniard joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 2018. The goalkeeper is currently the highest-earning player at Chelsea. This season so far, he has made 18 appearances for Chelsea and has conceded 27 goals. Four games for Kepa ended with a clean sheet. Source- Capology, spotrac

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