Chelsea added a “fat check” to their Premier League title banking £152.8 million from the division’s prize pot.The Blues pocketed over £50m more than last season’s title winners Leicester having appeared on the box 28 times. Liverpool is the only team that got more screen time 29 than Chelsea.
As highlighted by The Sun, a news UK company, these are stunning numbers after the equal share and clubs’ TV games have been collected. The 20 teams of the Premier League got £84.4m from the TV rights. Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United cashed-in an added £30.4m while Klopp’s crew banked £31.4m having played a game more.
It’s definitely interesting to know that Sunderland, who finished at the bottom of the standings, earned a whopping £99.9m.
Leicester City, the team that Italian coach Claudio Ranieri led to a historic Premier League triumph last year, banked around £120m with TV fees totaling £19.2m.
Great news for Pocettino’s Tottenham Hotspur as well. The club who reached two-second places in the past two years is cashing in £148.1m. The Premier League pays a merit fee equal to £1.9m per position. In Tottenham’s case, the club is earning a total merit fee of £36.1m (1.9 x 19). Having appeared on the box only 25 times, the Spurs earned slightly less than Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal in reference to the TV fee (£27.6m).