CHELSEA and Arsenal must be cruising into the Europa League closing – if their wage payments are something to go by.
The Premier League pair spend greater than DOUBLE the remainder of this season’s quarter-finalists do on gamers.
Chelsea high the charts with an eye-watering £448MILLION wage invoice, based on figures from Swiss Ramble.
In actual fact, they spend extra on preserving their gamers glad than any Champions League team as well, with Barcelona (£431m) just behind them.
N’Golo Kante is the highest earner at Stamford Bridge having signed a £290,000-a-week contract in November.
Eden Hazard earns £200okay every week however has been supplied one-and-a-half-times that quantity to signal a brand new deal.
Flop Danny Drinkwater, who was this week charged with drink-driving, even takes house £120okay every week.
Arsenal will not be far behind their London rivals on £389m.
Mesut Ozil is the membership’s best-paid participant on a staggering £350k-a-week deal after Arsenal fought tooth-and-nail to maintain him final January.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earns £200okay every week whereas Henrikh Mkhitaryan just isn’t far behind on £180okay.
Napoli, who face the Gunners on the Emirates tonight, fork out £162m of their finances on stars’ wages.
Benfica (£133m), Frankfurt (£103m), Valencia (£98m) and Villarreal (£90m) are all dwarfed compared to their Premier League opponents.
Whereas there may be not even sufficient info on minnows Slavia Prague, who host Chelsea tonight, to find out the extent of their wage invoice.
England can have two representatives on this season’s closing in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Ought to Chelsea beat Slavia Prague, they are going to face both Benfica or Frankfurt within the semi-final.
Arsenal, in the meantime, will tackle Villarreal or Valencia if they’ll overcome Napoli.