Chelsea say first team not taking pay cuts due to COVID-19
Chelsea’s first-team players are not taking pay cuts or contributing towards the club financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the club said in a statement on Saturday.
Chelsea said in the statement https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/04/25/club-update-on-coronavirus-initiatives-for-staff–supporters-and British media had reported earlier that the club were in talks with players over the possibility of a 10 per cent pay cut due to the crisis.
“At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially,” The Blues said.
“Instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.
“As this crisis develops the club will continue to have conversations with the men’s first team regarding financial contributions to the club’s activities.”
The Blues added that they would not be using the government’s job retention scheme during the crisis and would continue to pay staff in full.