Chelsea wages: Chilwell and Werner lead way ahead of Havertz as Blues salaries emerge

Kai Havertz headlined the Blues’ spending, joining from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth more than £70m, while Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy all set the club back a significant amount in transfer fees.

There was also the arrival of Thiago Silva on a free transfer, while Malang Sarr also joined for nothing but has been sent out on loan to Porto for the next year.

Unsurprisingly, the addition of so many high-profile players has shaken up the wage hierarchy at Stamford Bridge, but not in the way some might have expected.

The highest earner at the club may be, according to reports, not one of their attacking players.

According to the Telegraph, Chiwell is top of the tree, signing a deal worth an eye-watering £190,000.

Timo Werner is next, with the Athletic reporting that the German is on £170,000 per week plus bonuses. This contrasts with claims in AS that the German is on €15.5m per year – the equivalent of around £265,000 per week. Either way, though, Chilwell and Werner are – according to reports – the only 2020 signings among the Blues’ top five highest earners.

Two other big-money signings feature in the top five, but neither arrived in the last window: Christian Pulisic and Kepa Arrizabalaga cost more than £125m between them in fees, and take positions three and four, while Cesar Azpilicueta is just below them after putting pen to paper on a new deal in 2018 worth in the region of £150,000 per week.

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s new contract, also signed in 2018, is worth the same amount. However, Goal reports that add-ons could take it as high as £180,000.

Havertz, Silva and Ziyech are all reportedly on six-figure deals, the German’s reported £140,000 per week the highest of the three, while Reece James’ new deal is worth £100,000 with bonuses, bringing him onto a par with the likes of Marcos Alonso and Mateo Kovacic.

It’s not just the current squad members who are bringing in big money, though – there are seven men reportedly taking home more than £50,000 per week while out on loan, and Chelsea will be footing the bill in a number of these cases.

According to Spotrac, Sarr is the highest earner of those seven, having not commanded a transfer fee. The Frenchman and his compatriot Tiemoue Bakayoko are the only two on six figures per week, while they’re closely followed by Ross Barkley, Michy Batshuayi, Victor Moses, Davide Zappacosta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

At the other end of the scale, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are among the lower earners, even after the former triggered an extension clause on improved terms thanks to his appearances and goals last season.

Chelsea 2019/20 wages

All data taken from spotrac unless specified

Ben Chilwell (annual salary: £9.88m/weekly salary: £190,000) – via Telegraph

Timo Werner (£8.84m/£170k) – via Athletic

Christian Pulisic (£8.25m/£158k)

Kepa Arrizabalaga (£7.8m/£150k)

Cesar Azpilicueta (£7.8m/£150k) – via Telegraph

Callum Hudson-Odoi (£7.8m/£150k) – via Goal

N’Golo Kante (£7.5m/£144k)

Kai Havertz (£7.28m/£140k)

Malang Sarr (£6.24m/£120k)

Jorginho (£5.72m/£110k)

Tiemoue Bakayoko (£5.72m/£110k)

Olivier Giroud (£5.72m/£110k)

Thiago Silva (£5.72m/£110k)

Marcos Alonso (£5.2m/£100k)

Ross Barkley (£5.2m/£100k)

Danny Drinkwater (£5.2m/£100k)

Reece James (£5.2m/£100k)

Mateo Kovacic (£5.2m/£100k)

Antonio Rudiger (£5.2m/£100k)

Hakim Ziyech (£5.2m/£100k)

Michy Batshuayi (£4.68m/£90k)

Mason Mount (£4.6m/£88k)

Andreas Christensen (£4.16m/£80k)

Victor Moses (£3.9m/£75k)

Emerson (£3.9m/£75k)

Davide Zappacosta (£3.64m/£70k)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£3.12m/£60k)

Tammy Abraham (£3m/£57k)

Billy Gilmour (£2.25m/£43k)

Lewis Baker (£2.25m/£43k)

Kurt Zouma (£2.08m/£40k)

Willy Caballeron (£1.82m/£35k)

Izzy Brown (£1.3m/£25k)

Matt Miazga (£780k/£15k)

Fikayo Tomori (£750k/£14k)

Ethan Ampadu (£390k/£7.5k)

Jake Clarke-Salter (£260k/£5k)

No data for: Edouard Mendy, Lucas Piazon, Charly Musonda, Kenedy, Danilo Pantic, Marco van Ginkel

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