Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Chelsea Are the 'Champions' of England Again

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Chelsea Are the 'Champions' of England Again

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Byline: Simon Johnson Football Correspondent

CHELSEA were England's top earners from European competition last season despite becoming the first Champions League holders to be knocked out in the group stages.

The Blues finished ahead of their domestic rivals for the second consecutive year, raking in [pounds sterling]35.3million. They earned [pounds sterling]8.8m on the way to winning the Europa League on top of the [pounds sterling]26.5m they acquired from six Champions League group games.

The total figure is significantly less than the [pounds sterling]51.7m they picked up in 2011-12, when they won the European Cup for the first ever time.

None of the Premier League's other representatives went beyond the last 16 of Europe's premier club competition last term and that failure is reflected in the figures.

Manchester United earned [pounds sterling]30.5m, Arsenal [pounds sterling]27.1m and Manchester City, who finished bottom of their qualifying group without winning a game, collected just [pounds sterling]24. …

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