Chelsea have the fourth costliest squad in world football, with English clubs making up six of the top ten, according to the CIES Football Observatory.
As per the CIES Football Observatory, Chelsea have invested an eye-watering €644M into building the current squad. It is reported that’s a €163M increase from September 2016. Transfermarkt believe that the Premier League champions spent €202.9M on reinforcements during the summer transfer window, but we have also seen some notable departures, including Nemanja Matic.
Though €644M may seem like an obscene amount, Chelsea’s squad value is dwarfed by Manchester City’s. The CIES Football Observatory believe that City have parted with €853M in order to build their squad, which makes it the most expensive group of players in football history.
Manchester United (€784M), Liverpool (€437M), Arsenal (€416M) and Tottenham (€361M) are also all in the CIES Football Observatory’s top ten. Surprisingly, Everton are 12th, with a more expensive squad than the likes of AC Milan, AS Monaco, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.