Blues given financial reward for their stars’ summer contributions.
Chelsea have been paid almost £800,000 for the contributions of their players at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, report the Mail, earning more than any other Premier League club from the FIFA payouts handed to clubs for their players’ participation at the summer tournament, which was won by Germany.
Clubs have been paid a fee of £1,850 per player per day spent at the tournament as remuneration for their stars being involved on the international stage and, with more of their players going deep into the tournament, it has been the Blues who have benefited more than any other English club from the FIFA payouts.
Premier League rivals Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City also received substantial six-figure rewards, however, whilst Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were the highest earners from across Europe on account of their players’ contributions – notably for Germany, who ended up lifting the trophy after a nailbiting final victory over Argentina.
Chelsea had stars including Andre Schurrle involved right to the end of the tournament and will now pocket a substantial cash boost from the scheme, which began for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and was continued for last year’s event in South America.