Chelsea was the biggest spender in the transfer market than any of their Premier League counterparts. They spent a total of £200m through a cluster of star arrivals.
Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, and Edouard Mendy signatures were sealed through lucrative deals. Veteran center-back Thiago Silva and youngster Malang Sarr joined on a free transfer.
The new faces at the club are some of the fascinating personnel on the ball. So, it’s obvious the club has to put up a decent wage budget for them. In addition to the transfer fee involved in their move.
Kai Havertz cost £80m and was the expensive player of the lot. However, he’s beaten by Ben Chilwell and German teammate Timo Werner on the wage bill. He earns the same as another signing, Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
Chilwell the highest earner at Chelsea
According to the Telegraph, the left-back bought from Leicester tops the wage list. Ben Chilwell is the highest earner at Chelsea after his move helping him £190,000 per week. Subsequently, he earns more than any other left-back in the league.
The second most earner is Timo Werner. The German forward earns £170,000 per week plus bonuses. Both of them beats Kai Havertz who is on £140,000 per week. Moroccan wizard, Hakim Ziyech is also receiving the same wages.
Thiago Silva also shares the same pie while Reece James receives £100m with Marcos Alonso and Mateo Kovacic. N’Golo Kante earns the highest amongst Chelsea midfielders with £144 per week.
Goal reports that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s new contract in 2018 helps him earn more than £150k with potential add-ons in that deal. Among the loaned players, Malang Sarr hits the top with £120k per week.
The low earners
Towards the bottom, there are some surprise names. Despite contributing goals in a consistent way, Tammy Abraham doesn’t share the same seat with Werner or Havertz. The striker scored 15 goals in 25 appearances last season.
Abraham did trigger an extension to his contract thanks to his goals and appearances. However, the new arrivals over the summer have put him down the rank. Christian Pulisic, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Cesar Azpilicueta are far ahead of him with earning more than £150k.
Fikayo Tomori is another name that is strangely earning low than others. The young center-back slotted in perfectly for the first part of the last campaign. The defender earns less than Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
More strangely, Danny Drinkwater earns more than these players with £100k. He has only 12 appearances since 2017 with his off-field antics, injuries, and useless loan spell ruining his career. Even he is on the same cards with Oliver Giroud on the wage list.