Chelsea’s wage bill is so high that every goal scored in the 2020-21 season cost former owner Roman Abramovich £8.55million.
That’s according to financial expert Kieran Maguire, who claims the Blues top the charts when it comes to spending in exchange for goals scored.
Now the final financial figures for 2020/21 are out, some random stats. It cost Chelsea £8.55m for every Premier League goal in wages and transfer fee amortization, perhaps surprisingly followed by Fulham. Leeds were the most profitable club. pic.twitter.com/36epn5IbNh
— Kieran Maguire (@KieranMaguire) July 23, 2022
Surprisingly, although Manchester United are often criticized for their exorbitant wage bill, the Red Devils, in comparison to their London rivals, don’t spend as much per goal.
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Although Maguire’s numbers are from 12 months ago, the Blues are still likely to find themselves in the same, or at the very least, similar position next season.
The club may have lost Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger for free earlier this summer, but another summer of massive recruitment, including the signing of Raheem Sterling from Man City and Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, is set to undo all previously released wages.
Still, while new owner Todd Boehly isn’t shy about speculating to accumulate, the American billionaire will undoubtedly demand better results next term, ideally results that translate into major silverware.