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Chelsea Players Salaries 2018



Going into the 2017-18 season Chelsea’s wage bill stands at around £224m (third highest in the league only behind Manchester clubs). However by the end of next accounting cycle in May 2017, Chelsea might have reduced their wage bill with departure of Nemanja Matic, John Terry and Diego Costa and some other fringe players who were all on big contracts. We break down the entire Chelsea squad contracts and salaries going into the 2017-18 season.

Chelsea 2018 Transfers & Squad Contracts

Just like the last few seasons, Chelsea have spent wisely and their net spend has been incredible thanks to selling off deadwood or some of the youngsters who were on Chelsea books for quite some time. In the summer of 2017 Chelsea has brought in quite a few players in Alvaro Morata, Tiemoué Bakayoko, Antonio Rüdiger, Willy Caballero, Drinkwater, Barkley, Emerson and Giroud. While letting go whole list of players from title winning squad of 2016-17. Chelsea only added Olivier Giroud in their ranks in January 2018 window and below is the entire breakdown of Chelsea squad’s current contracts and salaries.

  • Alvaro Morata – £58.5m (from Real Madrid)
  • Tiemoué Bakayoko – £36m (From AS Monaco)
  • Antonio Rüdiger – £31.5m (From AS Roma)
  • Willy Caballero – free transfer (from Manchester City)
  • Danny Drinkwater – £34.1m (from Leicester City)
  • Emerson – £18m (from AS Roma)
  • Ross Barkley – £15.2m (from Everton)
  • Olivier Giroud – £18m (from Arsenal)

Antonio Conte himself signed financially improved deal with Chelsea which is set to keep him at the club till 2019, earning him around £8.5m a year.

Chelsea Player Wages & Contracts 2018 (Confirmed)
Thibaut Courtois 25 £140,000 2 Years (2019)
Willy Caballero
36 £40,000 Last Year (2018)
35 £10,000 Last Year (2018)
Andreas Christensen
21 £35,000 3 Years (2020)
Gary Cahill 32 £130,000 2 Years (2019)
David Luiz
30 £120,000 2 Years (2019)
Antonio Rüdiger 24 £90,000 5 Years (2022)
Marcos Alonso 
27 £90,000 4 Years (2021)
César Azpilicueta
28 £120,000 3 Years (2020)
Kenedy 21 £25,000 3 Years (2020)
Victor Moses
27 £75,000 4 Years (2021)
Emerson 23 £75,000 4 Years (2021)
Davide Zappacosta 25 £80,000 3 Years (2021)
Tiemoué Bakayoko 23 £110,000 5 Years (2022)
Cesc Fàbregas 30 £156,000 2 Years (2019)
Danny Drinkwater 27 £90,000 4 Years (2022)
N’Golo Kanté 26 £120,000 4 Years (2021)
Eden Hazard
26 £200,000 3 Years (2020)
Ross Barkley  24 £90,000 5 Years (2023)
Willian 29 £120,000 3 Years (2020)
Pedro 30 £100,000 2 Years (2019)
Alvaro Morata
25 £120,000 5 Years (2022)
Olivier Giroud 31 £120,000 1 and Half Year (2019)


Important Notes About Figures:

The data about Contracts is up to date and confirmed with Chelsea official player database but the weekly wage figures can not been 100% accurate because no club disclose this information to media or fans specially bonuses and incentives. But we dug up every players details from very trusted sites like guardian, BBC etc.

As the things stand, Roman Abramovich has put in a total of £1.097bn in the club since he bought the club in 2003. The club is wholy owned by Abramovich which is registered as Company house as Russian resident. Chelsea posted yearly revenue of £335 million in the accounts ending 31-May 2016 (fourth highest in the league) their wage bill for last financial cycle was disclosed as £224 million (second highest in the league). Chelsea posted a loss of £85 million in 2016 while according to accounts ended in May 2015 the loss was £32 million.

Chelsea FC logoChelsea Financial Data 2017-18
 Details Money
2016 Total Revenue  £335m
Commercial revenue  £122m
Broadcasting revenue £143m
Matchday revenue:  £70m
Wage Bill £224m
Net Total Debt £1.14bn owed to Abramovich
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