Chelsea players won’t get a financial bonus this season even if they make it to the Champions League, as they didn’t take a pay cut for missing it out on last season, according to reports by DailyMail.
The push from Chelsea players for Champions League capability is not being propelled by the likelihood of a pay rise or huge cash reward.
Chelsea finished in tenth place in 2015-16 after a season soiled with issues on and off the field, however, despite missing out on achieving any semblance of the goals set at them before the season started, the players like Diego Costa,Eden Hazard, John Terry and others endured no reduction in their compensations.
Chelsea are among the few clubs who don’t pass out bonuses for any higher place finish since they like to reward players for winning trophies, not for execution related reasons.
Chelsea are in a totally unique circumstance this season compared to last, as they have won five games in succession without conceding a single goal and sit second at the Premier League table prior to the universal break. Conte was selected as Chelsea manager by Roman Abramovich with the task of making sure they got back into the Champions League this season and a top-four finish is something which looks increasingly likely after a superb start to the season.
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believed in straightforward contract clauses when he was at Stamford Bridge and put clauses into contracts that say they can strip wages if they failed to achieve their targets. However, last season Chelsea did not implement such structures.
Due to that Chelsea star Eden Hazard who was shambolic, last season still earns £200,000-a-week wages, Diego Costa £185,000-a-week and so on.
The Blues will face Middlesborough this weekend in a tricky away trip and will hope to carry their impressive form this season to maintain their higher league position.