EXCLUSIVE: Stop Klopp and it’s bonus time for the Blues! Chelsea’s players will split £1m if they wreck Liverpool’s Quadruple dreams in the FA Cup final… although they have blown their chance of landing a further £14m
- Chelsea head to Wembley for their second successive FA Cup final on Saturday
- Their players will split a huge £1m if they upset the odds by beating Liverpool
- They are typically rewarded for winning trophies, but not for reaching top four
- However, they have blown their chances of landing a further £14m in bonuses
Chelsea players will split £1million if they manage to wreck Liverpool’s Quadruple dream at Wembley on Saturday.
But Sportsmail can reveal that Thomas Tuchel’s side have blown their chances of landing a further £14m in performance-related incentives this season.
Chelsea head to Wembley for their second successive FA Cup final, having lost to Leicester last year.
Chelsea players will split £1million if they manage to wreck Liverpool’s Quadruple dream
But Tuchel knows his team go into the clash as underdogs to Liverpool, who are gunning for a historic clean sweep of major trophies this season.
And Chelsea’s players will activate a total squad bonus of £1m should they upset the odds and defeat Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The cash will then be shared on a pro-rata basis among the squad, with the amount each player receives linked to their involvement in matches.
Chelsea’s bonus schedule is one of the most lucrative in the Premier League but the club only really reward their players for winning trophies.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are rewarded for winning trophies, and not for reaching the top four
For instance, there will be no bonuses for players if, as expected, they qualify for the 2022-23 Champions League by finishing in the top four this season.
This stance contrasts with many of Chelsea’s rivals who include player bonuses for qualifying for the Champions League.
Sportsmail also revealed earlier this year that the Blues squad did not earn a single penny in bonuses for winning the Club World Cup in February and the UEFA Super Cup last August, even though Chelsea secured £7m in prize money for lifting both trophies.
The Blues have reached a second straight FA Cup final, but are underdogs against Liverpool
The players would, however, have secured a whopping £10m for retaining the Champions League this year.
But Tuchel’s side crashed out at the quarter-final stage to Real Madrid.
Chelsea’s stars had also negotiated a £4m payout in the event of lifting the Premier League this season but their title push faded.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have confirmed cryptocurrency firm WhaleFin as their new shirt sleeve sponsors for the 2022-23 campaign in a contract worth £20m a year – double the deal they had with Hyundai, who walked away because of the club’s Russian ownership.
The South Korean car firm suspended their partnership with Chelsea following owner Roman Abramovich’s sanctioning by the Government earlier this year.
The Hyundai deal was over five years and started in 2018. The new deal will see the Blues bring in an extra £10m next season.
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