Chelsea wages: Every star’s salary revealed as dropped Kepa Arrizabalaga tops the list
Chelsea’s highest earning player Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly set to be axed to free up the wage bill for new additions in the summer at Stamford Bridge.
Kepa signed for £71.6m on a six-year-contract but manager Frank Lampard has made the decision to leave him on the bench over 38-year-old keeper Willy Caballero.
The club have maintained a sustainable wage bill but opted to give the 25-year-old a hefty £150,000 per week alongside star performer N’Golo Kante.
Chelsea signed Kepa from Athletic Bilbao in 2016 as Thibaut Courtois’s replacement but he has not yet lived up to expectations, and is not rated alongside the top performing keepers in the world.
And with Euro 2020 in a few months, his ambition of featuring for Spain is slowing fading.
Lampard has publicly called out the Spaniard over his performances and has left him out for the last four matches, which has seen him concede 32 goals in 24 matches.
Kepa is said to be considering quitting the club if things do not improve but is worried over being priced out of a move with four years left on his current deal.
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Chelsea are prepared to let up to eight players leave including midfielders Jorginho and Ross Barkley, according to the Sun.
They could also bring in some defensive reinforcements after they have only kept five clean sheets in the Premier League with French target Dayot Upamecano at the top of the transfer list.
The Blues are searching to consolidate fourth place in the Premier League and face a trip to the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth tomorrow at 15:00.
Chelsea 2019/20 player wages:
All data taken from spotrac
Kepa Arrizabalaga, N’Golo Kante – (annual salary: £7.8m/weekly salary: £150,000)
Christian Pulisic – (£7.54m/£145,000)
Willian – (£6.24m/£120,000)
Tiemoue Bakayoko, Jorginho, Olivier Giroud – (£5.72m/£110,000)
Mateo Kovacic – (£5.547m/£106,673)
Marcos Alonso, Ross Barkley, Pedro, Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater – (£5.2m/£100,000)
Cesar Azpilicueta, Michy Batshuayi – (£4.68m/£90,000)
Baba Rahman – (4.472m/£86,000)
Andreas Christensen – (£4.16m/£80,000)
Mason Mount, Victor Moses – (£3.9m/£75,000)
Davide Zappacosta – (£3.64m/£70,000)
Tammy Abraham – (£2.6m/£50,000)
Emerson Palmieri – (£2.184m/£42,000)
Kurt Zouma – (£2.08m/£40,000)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – (£1.82m/£35,000)
Willy Caballero – (£1.56m/£30,000)
Marco van Ginkel – (£1.45m/£27,885)
Isaiah Brown, Kenedy – (£1.3m/£25,000)
Lewis Baker – (£1.04m/£20,000)
Michael Hector – (£884,000/£17,000)
Matt Miazga – (£780,000/£15,000)
Nathan – (£520,000/£10,000)
Ethan Ampadu – (£390,000/£7,500)
Jake Clarke-Salter – (£260,000/£5,000)
No data for: Fikayo Tomori, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Danilo Pantic, Jamal Blackman, Mario Pasalic, Lucas Piazon.
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