Chelsea raked in nearly £151 million in prize money this season
The massive reward highlights the impact Premier League’s latest lucrative television deals.
But this season’s champions also benefited from the broadcaster’s preference for showing games featuring the highest-profile clubs.
Twelve months ago Arsenal were the top earners, banking over £7million than Leicester despite finishing runners-up to the midlands side.
And this season Manchester City (£147m) and Liverpool (£146m) banked slightly more than Tottenham Hotspur (£145.5m) who ended the season behind Chelsea in second place while Manchester United (£141m) earned around £1.5 million more than Arsenal.
Chelsea got almost £58million more than Leicester did last year
Half of this year’s £1.7 billion domestic deal is shared out evenly between clubs, shared out in “facility fees” for each game shown on UK television and the rest based on each club’s league position.
Seventh-placed Everton earned £128m while Sunderland brought in £93.5m despite finishing the season rock-bottom.
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Express Sport runs through the Premier League payments received by every top-flight club at the end of the 2016/17 season
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The Premier League also paid out nearly £220million in parachute payments to Aston Villa, Cardiff, Fulham, Newcastle, Norwich, QPR, Reading and Wigan.
The three most recently relegated sides – Villa, Newcastle and Norwich – got almost £41million each, QPR £31million and the other four over £16million each.
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