$416 million the difference between Chelsea and Bournemouth

Current Premier League holders Chelsea suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend with little to separate the sides over the course of the match at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea v Bournemouth

Money, money, money . . . . $416 million separates Chelsea and Bournemouth's starting line-ups



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However, when you investigate the difference in money, there is a huge contrast between how much the clubs have spent over the past decade.

In fact, Chelsea's starting XI cost a staggering $416.2 million more than Bournemouth's.

Built throughout their journey from League Two to England's top flight, the Cherries eleven men cost them $2.8 million to assemble.

With big money transfers in the $60 million region, on the likes of Eden Hazard and Willian, the Blues' staritng line-up cost them a huge $419 milion.

Here is a breakdown by each position.

GOALKEEPER

Chelsea: Courtois ($16 million)

Bournemouth: Boruc (Free)

DEFENCE

Chelsea: Ivanovic ($20 million), Zouma ($24 million), Cahill ($14 million), Baba ($28 million)

Total: $86 million

Bournemouth: Smith (Free), Francis (Free), Cook ($300,000), Daniels ($400,000)

Total: $700,000

MIDFIELD

Chelsea: Fabregas ($53,000,000), Matic ($43,000,000), Willian ($62 million), Oscar ($51 million), Pedro ($39 million)

Total: $248 million

Bournemouth: Surman ($1 million), Ritchie ($1 million), Gosling (Free), Arter ($100,000), Stanislas (Free)

Total: $2.1 million

FORWARD

Chelsea: Hazard ($66 million)

Bournemouth: King (Free)


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Published 7 December 2015 at 10:48am
By Liam Curtis