Chelsea negotiate pay cut deal with players

NORWICH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Chelsea FC at Carrow Road on August 24, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea have started discussing with their playing squad about taking a pay cut.

Most Premier League players are willing to take pay deferrals but are against the idea of taking an outright pay cut.

Ceaser Azpilicueta celebrates after scoring for Chelsea.


Chelsea’s captain Ceazer Azpilicueta is a key figure in the dressing room.
He serves as a major link between the club and the players.

if agreed, it could save the club around £10million.

Chelsea were hoping they could convince the players to take a pay cut of around 30% but are now willing to lower their demands and reach a compromise with the players.

Read: Premier League players agree pay cut

Chelsea’s fight against COVID-19
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has done his bit to support the NHS and the club’s casual staff during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Russian billionaire announced earlier that his Millennium Hotel will be available NHS workers that need them.

The club are also providing 780,000 meals to the NHS and charity organizations around the country.

This is part of the safety measures put in place to avoid the spread of coronavirus amongst players.

Precedent
Chelsea will become only the third Premier League club to agree a pay reduction deal with their players, the other two clubs are West Ham and Southampton.

Talks
Discussions are on regarding the restart of the league, clubs have informed their players on the new fitness routine to keep them fit for a possible restart in May or July.
Club executives are skeptical of cancelling the season due to the negative financial implications, but the league will have to wait for the UK Government to relax restrictions before fixing a specific date for the restart.
Premier League players will be tested for coronavirus before they join their teammates.

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