#8 David de Gea – £200,000 per week
David de Gea remains a Manchester United player courtesy of their fax machine and that instrument has proven to be their saving grace in a season which was initially plagued by inconsistent performances. Irrespective of the performances of his teammates, it remains without a doubt that de Gea is the leading goalkeeper in the league.
Given his performances and dominant presence in between the sticks for the Red Devils, it does not come as a surprise that Manchester United have made him one of their highest paid players. His wages are also an indication of how the game of football is developing in terms of recognising top draw defenders and goalkeepers as requisite ingredients to having a successful season.
The goalkeeper remains critical to Jose Mourinho’s long-term plans and it might not be long before the club will have to better his current wages to keep him at Old Trafford.
#7 Eden Hazard – £200,000 per week
The Belgian superstar has been phenomenal ever since he arrived on English shores in the summer of 2012, except for the last season, where the majority of the Chelsea team went missing for some reason or another.
Hazard takes home a massive £200,000 per week, making him Chelsea’s highest wage earner in the current season and given his abilities on and off the ball, many fans and pundits would have us believe he is rather underpaid.
The diminutive playmaker has been on fire in the current season and has been critical to Conte’s men shrugging off an indifferent start and establishing themselves at the top of the Premier League table. He is back scoring goals, creating chances aplenty in every game and seems to be a nightmare to defenders game after game.