Top 10 Highest Paid Players at Chelsea in 2021 Revealed

Chelsea are one of the highest paying clubs in Europe. The Blues spend over £150m on the wages of senior players each year. Which Chelsea player takes the highest chunk of this sum? Who is the highest paid player at Chelsea Football Club? Read through to find out!

Who is Chelsea’s highest paid player?

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is the highest paid player at Chelsea. The big Belgian returned to Stamford Bridge as a marquee summer recruit after almost 10 years away from the club, signing a 5-years deal with the Blues. Lukaku’s pedigree as a proven goalscorer and a much sought after striker puts at the apex of the food chain at Chelsea. The Chelsea and Belgium striker earns a weekly salary of £325,000 (the highest at Chelsea) which sums to £16,900,000 annually.  A couple of big names make the top ten earners at Chelsea, but there are a few surprise omissions. So, which Chelsea players earn lower/higher than you think they do? Find out below: 

The top 10 highest paid players at Chelsea in 2021-2022 revealed!

PlayerAgePosWeekly WageAnnual Salary
Romelu Lukaku28FW£325,000£16,900,000
N'Golo Kante30MF£290,000£15,080,000
Timo Werner25FW£272,000£14,144,000
Ben Chilwell24DF£190,000£9,880,000
Kepa Arrizabalaga26GK£155,000£7,800,000
César Azpilicueta31DF£150,000£7,540,000
Kai Havertz22MF£150,000£7,280,000
Mateo Kovacic27MF£150,000£5,200,000
Christian Pulisic22FW£150,000£8,250,000
Callum Hudson-Odoi20FW£120,000£6,240,000

Chelsea Football Club is one of the biggest football clubs in the United Kingdom and in Europe. Operating at an elite level, Chelsea pays its players good salary packages. Senior footballers at the club can earn salaries usually between £50,000 to  £400,000 or even more!

So, let’s have a look at the current top 10 highest paid players at Chelsea, going from tenth to first. 

10. Callum Hudson-Odoi (£120,000)

England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi is currently the 10th highest paid player at Chelsea. The winger earns around £120,000 per week which puts him 10th on our list of highest paid Chelsea players. 

9. Christian Pulisic (£150,000)

Often referred to as Captain America, Christian Pulisic is one of the top paid players at Chelsea Football club. The American earns a reported fee of £150,000 per week. His current contract with the West London club, sees him earn around £7.8m as salary each year. Read: Christian Pulisic- Biography, Salary, Net Worth, and Love Life

8. Mateo Kovacic (£150,000)

Rarely talked about by the media, the Croatian midfielder has been one of the driving forces in the middle of the pack for Chelsea. The former Real Madrid man helped the Blues win the Champions League in 2020/21. For his efforts, Mateo Kovacic earns £150,000 weekly. 

Top 10 Highest Paid Players at Chelsea in 2021 continues below:

7. Kai Havertz (£150,000)

German sensation Kai Havertz is proving to be an important signing for Chelsea. He arrived as a marquee signing in the summer of 2020 and earns £150,000 as salary per week. Havertz is the 7th highest paid player at Chelsea. Although the best of Havertz Chelsea career may be still to come, we’ve seen enough to justify his huge wage bill. 

6. César Azpilicueta (£150,000)

Chelsea captain and Spain international César Azpilicueta is the sixth highest paid player at the club. The Spainard who is fondly called Dave by the Blues fans has been at Chelsea since the summer of 2012. His current weekly salary is £150,000

5. Kepa Arrizabalaga (£155,000)

Although not first choice at the moment, Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is among the highest earning players at Chelsea. He sits fifth on our list and obviously earns way higher wages than first choice goalie, Edouard Mendy. Kepa’s weekly salary is £155,000.

4. Ben Chilwell (£190,000)

Left-back Ben Chilwell joined Chelsea from Leicester in the same summer that the Blues signed Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. With a weekly salary of £190,000, Chilly is among the top five highest paid players at Chelsea. 

3. Timo Werner (£272,000)

The third highest paid player at Chelsea Football Club is none other than German forward, Timo Werner. The former RB Leipzig man has been an integral part of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea team. He was an ever present as the Blues won the UEFA Champions League in his debut season. Werner earns a whooping £272,000 per week at Chelsea. 

2. N’Golo Kante (£290,000)

Somewhat unsurprisingly, N’Golo Kante is the second highest paid player at Chelsea. A hitman in Chelsea’s midfield/team, Kante’s efforts sees him earn a weekly salary of £290,000 (the second highest at the club). Kante is surely worthy of the amount he receives and may be even worth more!

1. Romelu Lukaku (£325,000)

Top of the pile at Chelsea is star striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian who returned for a second stint at Stamford Bridge is now the highest paid Chelsea player. 9 years after his first Chelsea debut, Romelu Lukaku is back in West London, albeit as a bigger and better player than he was when he left. Lukaku earns a weekly salary of £325,000 at Chelsea. 

Full list of Chelsea players salaries & weekly wages in 2021-2022

PlayerAgePosWeekly WageAnnual Salary
Romelu Lukaku28FW£325,000£16,900,000
N'Golo Kante30MF£290,000£15,080,000
Timo Werner25FW£272,000£14,144,000
Ben Chilwell
24DF£190,000£9,880,000
Kepa Arrizabalaga26GK£155,000£7,800,000
César Azpilicueta31DF£150,000£7,540,000
Kai Havertz22MF£150,000£7,280,000
Mateo Kovacic27MF£150,000£5,200,000
Christian Pulisic22FW£150,000£8,250,000
Callum Hudson-Odoi20FW£120,000£6,240,000
Jorge Luiz Frello Filho29MF£110,000£5,720,000
Thiago Silva36DF£105,000£5,460,000
Marcos Alonso30DF£100,000£5,200,000
Antonio Rudiger28DF£100,000£5,200,000
Hakim Ziyech28MF£100,000£5,200,000
Mason Mount22MF£88,462£4,600,000
Andreas Christensen25DF£80,000£4,160,000
Ruben Loftus-Cheek25MF£60,000£3,120,000
Reece James21DF£58,000£3,016,000
Edouard Mendy29GK£52,000£2,704,000
Charly Musonda24FW£42,000£2,184,000
Ethan Ampadu20MF£7,500£390,000
Marcus Belletini29GKundisclosedundisclosed

That’s the full list of the salaries of Chelsea players this season. However, for clarity, players out on loan may be excluded. Although we try our best to keep this list as accurate as possible, figures may differ slightly from other sources. Did we omit any senior player? Please let us know and we’ll effect the changes asap.

Top 10 Highest Paid Players at Chelsea in 2021

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