In an ideal world, the best footballers get the highest salaries. For example, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two best footballers in the world in the last 10 years, are also the highest paid footballers in the world during the same period.
In the real world however, things can be slightly different, with the highest salary going to the players with the best agents.
At Chelsea, players like N’golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are perhaps indispensable but the duo are far from the highest paid footballers at the club.
That honor goes to new signing Kai Havertz, who is reportedly pocketing a whopping £310,000 every week.
He will earn more than double the likes of N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic next season.
Fellow German Timo Werner will be the Blues’ second best-paid player on £170,000-a-week following his move from RB Leipzig.
Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and midfielder Kante both pocket £150k each week.
Youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi shockingly earns more than Mateo Kovacic, taking home £120,000 per week with the Croatian earning £105,000.
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