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Monday, November 12, 2018

Top 3 highest paid Chelsea players right now

Chelsea emerged as a football powerhouse ever since Roman Abramovich purchased the club in 2003 and won 17 trophies under the Russian. Much of their success is down to their extravagant spending in the transfer market and their ability to sign big players.

The Blues spent a net amount of £496.09 million over the last ten seasons, which makes them the third most spending Premier League team of that period. With some world-class players in their squad, Chelsea are also among one of the biggest spenders on player wages and salaries.

Right on this note, here is the list of the top three highest-paid Chelsea players right now

3 Cesc Fabregas

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Cesc Fabregas is among the Premier League's top midfielders and currently earns a salary of £156,000 per week at Chelsea.

The Spanish international started his professional career with Arsenal and enjoyed a successful time with Gunners before joining Barcelona in 2011. He stayed for three years with the Spanish Giants and returned to the Premier League with Chelsea in 2014.

He played 190 games in all competitions for the Blues thus far, scoring 22 goals. Fabregas helped the London based club win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup along with one Football league cup.

The 31-year-old is currently the second most assist (111) provider in the Premier League history and is also the winner of PFA Young Player of the Year 2007-2008. He was a part of the PFA Team of the Year on two occasions and was also included in the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014.

The Golden Boy 2006 winner is currently struggling for his playing time at the Stamford Bridge and managed to feature in only two Premier League games this season.

2 Kepa Arrizabalaga

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Most expensive goalkeeper in the football history, Kepa Arrizabalaga earns a whopping £192,000 per week, making him the second highest paid footballer at Chelsea.

Arrizabalaga started his career with Athletico Bilbao's farm team CD Basconia in 2012 and he made his debut for the senior team in 2014. He impressed in his 53 league appearances for the Bilbao's senior team and subsequently earned his first Spanish national team call-up in 2017.

His performances also caught the attention of Chelsea's board and they splashed a record fee of £71.6 million to sign him in 2018. He played 11 Premier League games for the Blues thus far and conceded just eight goals. He is also among the leading contenders to win the Premier League golden glove with five clean sheets.

At 24, Arrizabalaga is yet to hit his prime and could establish himself among the world's best goalkeepers in the years to come.

1 Eden Hazard

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With a salary of £200,000 per week, Eden Hazard is Chelsea's highest earner at the moment.

The 27-year-old joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer transfer window of 2012 and played 218 Premier League games for the London based club so far, scoring 76 times. He won the Chelsea Player of the Year award three times and was also the PFA Young Player of the Season in 2013-14.

Hazard won two Premier League titles with the Blues and also helped his team win the Europa League during the 2012-13 season. He was Belgium's star performer at the FIFA World Cup 2018 and provided the most number of assists (two) during the tournament.

Eden Hazard is currently the joint top goalscorer in the Premier League with seven goals and is the driving force behind Chelsea's unbeaten run this season. However, he is being linked with a move to Real Madrid in the recent weeks and the Blues might offer him an improved contract in order to make him stay at the club.

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