A Look at Chelsea's Financial Situation

A look at Chelsea’s financial situation as compared to last season: All numbers in Euros

Revenue from player sales-

Hazard 100m
Luiz 9m
Morata 56m
Pasalic 15m
Total 180m

Champions League Revenue-
Participation - 15.25m
Group stage performance - 10.5m
R16 qualifications - 9.5m
Stamford bridge gates - 7m
Co-efficient Money - 22.15m
Super Cup - 3.5m
Total 68m

Other income sources-
YoY additional prize money from PL - 5m
Loan fees - 3.8m
Wages saved from sales - 31m (Hazard Morata Luiz)
Wages saved from Loan - 10m (Drinkwater Zappacosta Kenedy)
Higuain loan termination - 7.5m
Future wage saving - 20m (Only Pedro Bats Emerson)
Player sales - 45m (Only Emerson Bats assumed)
Hazard add on - Upto 20m (winning la liga)**
Total other income ~140m

Total surplus from all three heads is 388m, which can go up significantly, with more player sales and Willian leaving (if).

Since Covid has led to no crowds, Chelsea lost approx 8m in gate revenue and assuming other losses, let the total loss be 20m.

Players bought in this period are Kovacic Ziyech Werner, at a combined cost of 135m.

So after deducting the same, they still have a surplus of approximately 240m, which can increase significantly, with more player sales.

This should mean, not only the current one, but even in subsequent windows, Chelsea will be a force to reckon with.

(Things to keep in mind)

We aren’t even talking about Roman’s purse right now.
Haven’t included the deal with 3 mobiles, as that is undisclosed.
Haven’t accounted for PL gates, loans of Moses Bakayoko etc which are same as last year

Chelase will be the powerhouse in the coming transfers and with Lampard’s mindset. I can see this club stepping up to be an untouchable unit. The post is just aappreciation for the board here, no other word.



How are Chelsea able to spend over £400m without breaking FFP?

The way Chelsea structures deals ensures they remain extremely active in the transfer market without being sanctioned

Since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital Group bought Chelsea Football Club in May 2022, the club has spent well over £400 million on transfers alone, with the potential for more money to be spent in the coming weeks.

While Chelsea have forked out excessive sums on transfers in a little over six months, they are still working within the FFP framework due to the way they structure their deals

This allows the London side to make further signings because they’re not exceeding spending over several seasons, as the regulations state. Aside from the loan signing of Joao Felix, and 33-year-old Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, every other Chelsea signing has received at least a five-year contract, even including the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling.


This structuring of deals is part of the reason why Chelsea failed to agree terms with Benfica for the transfer of Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez. Despite matching his £105m release clause, Benfica couldn’t agree to the instalments Chelsea were insisting on paying for him.

Sales will also aid the Blues in signing more players, keeping their net transfer spend as low as possible. With an increasingly bloated squad, Chelsea are reportedly willing to listen to offers for a number of players in this January transfer window - including Raheem Sterling, who only joined the club in July.

Recouping their previous expenditure to buy more players is clearly of paramount importance to Chelsea working within FFP, hence why they’re willing to let players leave the club.

(Source: four four two)


Chelsea have spent twice as much as every team in the Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga COMBINED in this January transfer window :flushed::moneybag: