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Chelsea's Player Wages

5.62K   //    08 Nov 2012, 22:15 IST

I was casually scrolling through twitter on Tuesday trying to find a reason to avoid work for a little longer, and I found a great one! One football account was tweeting the wages of some of the premier league’s bigger teams. It was interesting to see what each player at each club was getting paid, none more so than Chelsea (obviously).

Here is what each player at Chelsea is earning:

Eden Hazard – £185,000 
Fernando Torres – £175,000 
John Terry – £175,000 
Frank Lampard – £140,000 
Ashley Cole – £120,000 
Petr Cech – £100,000 
Gary Cahill – £80,000 
David Luiz – £75,000 
John Obi Mikel – £75,000 
Juan Mata – £67,000 
Daniel Sturridge – £60,000 
Ramires – £55,000 
Oscar – £40,000 
Paulo Ferreira – £40,000 
Ryan Bertrand – £40,000 
Marko Marin – £35,000 
Cesar Azpilicueta – £30,000 
Victor Moses – £30,000 
Branislav Ivanovic – £28,500 
Ross Turnbull – £17,000 
Oriol Romeu – £15,000

For fear of plagiarism, the account that tweeted this was @Football_Tweet (definitely worth following) and this was what they said about their own source:

This is sourced from the latest version of the Sports Interactive football management simulation game, Football Manager, who have access to the official wage figures from Premier League clubs.

I know some of you may scoff about this being sourced from Football Manager, but from what I have researched after this, I think they do get access to this information. Furthermore these wages seem to be accurate.

What does everyone think about these figures then? Who is overpaid, who is underpaid, who is justifying their money and how much more ridiculous will wages get?

Whoa, the rumours were true, Hazard is on crazy money. I just wrote a blog on how I was happy with Hazard’s form, but I think a player at his age who is new to the club should never earn that amount of money.
It’s easy to pull your hair out when you look at Torres’ wages too. A reason to sell him if he doesn’t start justifying it soon.

I believe Terry’s wages rose to that figure when we signed Torres due to a clause in his contract, although I’m not sure why it didn’t happen again with Hazard.

Ramires, Mata and especially Ivanovic are all underpaid in my opinion. I say underpaid when you look at the wider context of how much every other player earns, because, of course, they are still earning a huge amount.

It really is ridiculous how much the modern footballer earns. When I comment on whether a player is overpaid, underpaid, etc, I of course mean this when taking into account the financial climate of football. Figures like this should not exist

What can you do though? If a player and a club don’t agree on wages, then often that player will be capable of finding a club that will meet his demands. The signing of Hazard is a good example. He doesn’t deserve anywhere near that much, and say we only wanted to give him £70,000 a week, the demand for his signature would have led someone to offer him more. Eventually it was us that offered the most, in a saga that may well have looked like an auction behind the scenes, both in transfer fees and wages.

If anyone is on twitter, it’s interesting to compare what clubs’ wages look like, so take a look at the account I mentioned earlier. All the teams are there, but I don’t really want to list them all now.

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