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Chelsea earn £150m as Premier League payments revealed logo 02-06-2017

The Premier League paid almost £2.4 billion in payments to its 20 clubs in 2016-17 it has been revealed.

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As the first season under the new lucrative television contract, the English top flight has paid out record fees to its 20 clubs, vastly improving on last term's payments which totalled £1.6bn.

Champions Chelsea were rewarded the most, earning a total of £150,811,183 from the richest division in the world. By contrast, Leicester City received £93.2m after finishing first in 2015-16, which is less than this year's bottom-placed side Sunderland earned (£93.5m).

Second-placed Tottenham were given £145.5m, which is less than third and fourth placed Manchester City (£146.9m) and Liverpool (£146.1m) as their facilities fees - based on each time a club's matches are broadcast in the UK - were higher, while Manchester United's £141m topped the £139.6m Arsenal received despite finishing below them.

The total is a combination of TV and commercial revenue, merit payments and facilities fees in addition to the equal share of £35m paid to all 20 sides. A total of £781.8m was paid in overseas TV revenue, with each team receiving £39m and a further £4.8m each from commercial deals.

It has also been revealed that the three sides relegated from the top flight last season - Aston Villa, Norwich City and Newcastle United - were given £40.9m in parachute payments.

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