Flicking through various media sources, something of interest caught my eye relating to our fine club.
A report has been published by CIES Football Observatory and published on The BBC, which lists the 10 most valuable squads in Europe.
The list was complied by giving each squad player a value which is based on the age of the player, performances, inflation and the economic value of their club. The individual player’s totals are then added to give a squad value.
Chelsea, perhaps surprisingly, have the fifth most valuable squad in Europe, with a total value given as €1,008 million.
This figure trails behind the most valuable squad in Europe, that of Liverpool’s rated at €1,405 million but I find it particularly pleasing that, in a transition season and with Eden Hazard being sold last summer, we are still so highly rated.
One reason given for this by CIES Football Observatory is that our squad value, which equates to £917 million is because Chelsea have had a
“Strong increase thanks to the outbreak of many young talents following the transfer ban imposed by FIFA”.
It’ll be interesting to see, once our plethora of youngsters matures, whether our standing, in 12 months, has improved even further.
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