If Chelsea defeats Liverpool in the FA Cup final on Saturday, the players will divide £1 million to put an end to the Reds’ quadruple ambition at the Wembley.
Chelsea have reportedly blown their prospects of earning an additional £14 million in performance-related incentives this season, according to Sportsmail.
However, if they defeat Jurgen Klopp’s side this weekend, the players will be eligible for a £1 million squad bonus.
The funds will be distributed pro-rata among the squad, with the amount each player receives being determined by their match participation.
Chelsea’s compensation structure is one of the most lucrative in the Premier League, but the club only truly pays its players when they win titles.
The west Londoners have already lost once to the Reds in a cup final, with the defeat coming in the League Cup final in February. Tuchel’s men will be desperate to take revenge for their Carabao Cup setback as they face them again this weekend.
This increased benefit would also motivate them to work harder; after all, who wouldn’t want to be rewarded for their efforts? It is ideal if the players are motivated enough to win the game without any financial incentives, which they undoubtedly would be, but earning an extra buck in the process doesn’t hurt.
Given that the money would be awarded based on the players’ performance, everyone will strive to give their best. The west Londoners will not have it easy as the Merseyside-based giants will want to become the first team to achieve the quadruple in England and create history.
We were impressive in our last game and should carry the same tempo into the next game and win it for the new potential owners. They, alongside Tuchel, would be keeping an eye on which player impresses them this month- the one immediately before the summer window.
There is pride on the line and it is imperative that we don’t end this season empty-handed. This is our final chance for a silverware this campaign and winning something would certainly be a massive reward for all the hard work we have put in this season.