Revealed: The money earned by Chelsea after FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City

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Despite losing the FA Cup final to Leicester City on Saturday, the Blues will smile to the bank after earning some millions for our run in the competition.

According to Daily Mirror via TribalFootball, Chelsea received £900,000 for being beaten finalists, taking our total FA Cup prize money to £2.4million.

Meanwhile, FA Cup champions Leicester City received £1.8million for beating Chelsea in the final, which brings their total earned in the competition to £3.4 million.

The total prize fund for the FA Cup is £15.9 million which is distributed among all 188 teams that entered the competition. The further a team goes in the competition, the more money they make.

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