- Chelsea set to bank £2,630,700 from player involvement in the World Cup.
- This is due to FIFA introducing the World Cup Benefits Program.
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Here’s something that you may not know about this year’s World Cup – Chelsea will bank a few million quid from their players featuring in the competition.
There are plenty of Chelsea representatives heading to Russia. From Belgian trio Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, to Nigerian duo Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo. Hopefully someone will get their hands on the big prize.
They’ll get their respective performance related bonuses from their football associations, depending on how far they get in the competition, but Chelsea will also profit from their involvement.
Football London report that, following FIFA introducing the World Cup Benefits Program, which compensates clubs for putting their players at risk of injury, Chelsea will be paid £2,630,700. That’s the third most in the competition, behind only Real Madrid and Real Madrid.
It’s not exactly enough to fund a summer move for a new superstar striker, but every little helps.