Chelsea are off to a good start under their new manager, Maurizio Sarri. They have won the first two games of a new Premier League season and are looking good for more. Sarri replaced Conte this summer and has made some exciting signings.
Kepa Arrizabalaga replaced Thibaut Courtois, who signed for Real Madrid. Jorginho, arguably the best midfielder in Serie A last season, signed for Chelsea in a big money deal. They have also signed Mateo Kovacic on loan from Real Madrid.
Chelsea has built a legacy in recent years and players like Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres, Deco, John Terry, Gianfranco Zola, Michael Ballack, and Arjen Robben have been a part of it.
Chelsea are one of the highest paid clubs in European football and has quite a few world-class names. Many of Chelsea’s first team stars earn a handsome salary.
Without much ado, let’s take a look at the wages and salary of 19 first team stars at Stamford Bridge.
Gary Cahill, £100,000 per week
The English international has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea. The 32-year-old has made 27 appearances in Premier League last season under Antonio Conte, but yet to feature under the new manager, Maurizio Sarri. Cahill has made 282 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea and has won two Premier League titles.
Pedro, £100,000 per week
One of the most underrated players during his days at the Camp Nou, Pedro moved to Chelsea during the summer of 2015. Pedro has scored 30 goals for Chelsea in all competitions and won the Premier League title in 2016/17. The 31-year-old is off to a blistering start this season with two goals in the first two games. He could be an important player for Sarri if he manages to continue his goal scoring form.
Alvaro Morata, £100,000 per week
The former Real Madrid star arrived at the Bridge in 2017 with great expectations. Alvaro Morata made a promising start in England but struggled for form as the season progressed. He had a below-par debut campaign in the Premier League under Conte as Chelsea finished fifth in the league. The Spanish international is expected to be a key player for Sarri this season.
Jorginho, £102,000 per week
The latest arrival from Napoli is considered one of the finest central midfielders in the world at the moment. He was exceptional for Napoli last season and played a stellar role in their second place finish in Serie A. With a passing accuracy of 90% in his last few seasons with Napoli, he is certainly the player Chelsea has been looking to partner Kante in the midfield.
David Luiz, £120,000 per week
After a troublesome 2017/18 season under Conte, David Luiz is back in the Chelsea squad. The Brazilian international has played every minute of Premier League football this season and helped them off to a good start. He was one of the important members of the squad during their title-winning 2016/17 campaign and has played 200 games in all competitions for the English giants.
Olivier Giroud, £120,000 per week
The former Arsenal star is one of the striking options for Maurizio Sarri this season. Olivier Giroud moved to Stamford Bridge this January but has struggled for consistency. He has made 13 Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season and scored only three times. With Alvaro Morata struggling to establish his credentials at Chelsea, Giroud could play a big part this season.
Willian, £120,000 per week
The Brazilian winger was in demand throughout the transfer window but decided to stay at Chelsea. Willian has missed only 11 Premier League games for Chelsea during the past four seasons. One of the most consistent wingers in the world, Willian is known for his blistering pace, dribbles, ability to influence games, and set pieces.
N’Golo Kante, £120,000 per week
Arguably the best defensive midfielder in Premier League at the moment, the Frenchman has won two titles in his three Premier League seasons. One of the best tacklers in world football, Kante’s work rate and ability to read the game has been simply phenomenal. Kante has also won the World Cup with France this summer. Given his abilities and performances, one could safely say that he is currently underpaid at Chelsea.
Eden Hazard, £200,000 per week
The Belgian international is one of the most sought-after players in world football right now. Three-time Chelsea Player of the Season, Hazard has been an integral part of this Chelsea side, ever since his arrival in 2012. The 27 year forward has scored 89 goals for the Blues and has also created many more. A technically gifted player, Hazard is one of the best attacking players in the world at the moment.