Chelsea welcomed six signings this summer. They are Thiago Silva,Ben Chilwell,Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr, and Xavier Mbuyamba. These is a result of the rebuilding process presently going on in Chelsea.
To land these players, they were offered mouth-watering wages and these signings except Sarr and Mbuyamba are first-team players.
Before the arrival of these players the highest earner in Chelsea according to Sportrac is Christian Pulisic. But since the arrival of the new signings, he is now in number 3. The highest earner is not even who you think, it’s not Werner or Havertz but former Leicester defender Ben Chilwell. He receives £190,000 per week.
Top 10 earners in Chelsea according to Sportrac;
- Chelsea are undergoing a massive rebuild under Frank Lampard with six new first-team players arriving at Stamford Bridge so far this transfer window.
- And while the Blues signed such big names as Timo Werner, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz, it’s Ben Chilwell who is actually the club’s new highest-earning player.
- According to the financial data recently released by sports agency sportrac, the former Leicester City man makes £190,000-a-week at Chelsea while Havertz is at just £140,000-a-week.
1) Ben Chilwell – £190,000
Chelsea have signed England left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester for a fee in the region of £50m on a five-year deal.
Chelsea beat Leicester to a Champions League place on the final day of the 2019/20 Premier League season – pushing the Foxes into the Europa League – and have now convinced them to part with one of their prized assets.
2) Timo Werner- £170,000
Chelsea have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with RB Leipzig to sign striker Timo Werner.
Werner has signed a five-year contract worth £170,000 per week, with the Germany international set to arrive at Stamford Bridge in July as part of a £47.5 million ($59m) deal
I’m incredibly happy to be joining the Blues next season! It feels like the right step for me and I am delighted to become a part of Chelsea FC. Really looking forward to playing for such a fantastic and historic club!
3) Christian Pulisic – £158,000
Christian Pulisic has officially arrived at new club Chelsea after completing his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old was pictured at Stamford Bridge wearing the Blues’ new home shirt for the first time since agreeing a £58 million transfer in January.
Under the terms of the agreement between the two clubs, Pulisic spent the remainder of the 2018-19 season on loan with the Bundesliga club.
But after bidding farewell to the Bundesliga giants with an emotional speech to the club’s ‘Yellow Wall’, Pulisic has joined up with his new Chelsea team-mates. He becomes the second American to play for the club, following in the footsteps of Matt Miazga, who joined from New York Red Bulls in 2016.
4) Kepa Arizabalaga – £150,000
The most expensive goalkeeper in the world and one who has come for criticism from pundits and fans for his struggles in goal is Kepa Arrizabalaga, who did not have the best of times last season. It has been reported that manager, Frank Lampard is looking for a new keeper after the Spaniard was once again at fault for Brighton’s goal during their opening day win.
5) Ceaser Azpilicueta – £145,000
One of the longest serving players at the club and who has been a loyal servant for them, Cesar Azpilicueta has made more than 380 appearances for the Blues and looks all set to add to that tally despite speculation of his exit in recent times. However, there is no doubt that he has been one of their best players in recent times, playing a key role in all of their success in the recent past.
6) Ngolo Kante £144,000
The midfielder’s boundless energy and ball-winning ability helped him play a key role in the Foxes’ fairytale Premier League title win.
He had a similar impact in the following season after joining Chelsea, winning the league for the second year in a row and being named the Premier League’s Player of the Season.
7) Kai Havertz – £140,000
Chelsea have finally got a deal over the line for Kai Havertz.
After months of speculation, the Germany international became the Blues’ record signing when his initial £72m transfer from Bayer Leverkusen was confirmed on Friday evening.
This means the attacking midfielder is Frank Lampard’s sixth signing of the summer so far, joining Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva as the new faces at Stamford Bridge.
8) Callum Hudson-Odoi -£120,000
Chelsea have announced that Callum Hudson–Odoi has signed a new five-year contract that has made him one of the highest-earning teenagers in world football. Hudson–Odoi has put pen to paper on a deal worth £120,000 a week, which over the course of the next five years could earn the 18-year-old a total of £31.2million
9) Tiemoue Bakayoko – £110,000
The Frenchman joined Chelsea only last summer from AS Monaco but has since found life in the Premier League somewhat hard.
Bakayoko has come under a lot of criticism throughout the course of his first campaign in English football and has seen his spot in the side taken by Spain international Cesc Fabregas in the latest times.
Chelsea splashed out £39.7m on the landing of Bakayoko from AS Monaco last summer, with the midfielder having enjoyed a stunning season under Leonardo Jardim. Tiemoue was a key man as Le Monegasques clinched the Ligue 1 title.
10) Jorginho – £110,000
The former Napoli star followed his ex-manager Sarri to Stamford Bridge as the first step in a rebuilding process for the Blues.
Jorginho was formally announced as a Chelsea player on Saturday morning and will cost up to £57million including add-ons, as well as hefty wages.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will persevere with their 3-4-3 formation in 2018/19, though Sarri’s history suggests a change in style for the Blues, with Jorginho a key aspect of the new-look strategy.
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