Tuesday and Wednesday this week saw various teams from all over Europe including the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City play Champions League football.
Chelsea missed out on Champions League football after a tenth place finish in the Premier League last season.
According to official figures released by UEFA, Chelsea made €69 million from our participation in the Champions League last season even though we failed to make it past the first knockout round.
According to the figures released, only Manchester City, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG and Atletico Madrid made more money than Chelsea from the Champions League last season. Chelsea made almost €5 million more than semifinalists Bayern Munich.
On average, Chelsea have received £50 million per year from UEFA over the past five seasons.
Chelsea’s failure to play Champions League football this season means we have missed out on revenue of at least £50 million which can be used to fund player transfers and wages.
Chelsea needs to be back playing Champions League football next season for sporting reasons and also financial reasons.