Ben Chilwell has had a really eventful April at Chelsea. The left-back has shown an uprise in form since the World Cup break and has been one of the Blues’ best players in recent months. Chilwell was rewarded for his heroics with a new four-year contract. Days after that, he got sent off in the 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals clash.
Despite that, the Englishman knows his future is secured with a new deal that will see him remain at Stamford Bridge until at least 2027. Chilwell’s previous contract was going to expire in 2025 and the Blues had plenty of time to agree on a contract extension with him. However, co-owner Todd Boehly has created a new policy to ensure that key players in the squad are not allowed to enter the final two years of their contract.
This has been done by the American businessman to ensure that Chelsea doesn’t risk losing key players on free transfers again, after having lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen last summer after their contracts expired.
Long-Term Chelsea Deal
Chilwell was really pleased to have signed a new long-term deal with Chelsea, the club he joined in 2020. Despite being plagued with injury issues all through his spell, the Englishman’s impressive performances when fit have seen him rewarded with a new deal.
After signing the contract, he said:
I feel very settled at Chelsea and have really enjoyed my time on the pitch here so I’m very pleased the club wants me to be part of the project long-term, and am very happy to sign this extension to my contract.
We are working hard for success and I will do my best to bring more smiles to the faces of the fans who have made me feel so welcome.
There are definitely reasons for Chilwell to be pleased with his new deal. This basically secures his future to be part of a top Premier League side for years to come, where he’s relatively uncontested (for the moment) in that left-back role – especially with summer-singing Marc Cucurella struggling to impress. Another thing he’d be happy about is to get a hiked salary with the new deal too.
How Much Is The Chelsea Defender Making Per Week Now?
It has been reported that Chilwell has gotten a decent wage increase with his new contract. He’s now earning over £200,000 a week, making him among the highest-paid players on the team. His previous wages were around £190,00-a-week, but he’s gotten an increase to that for his heroics this season.
Chilwell is now one of the highest-paid players at Chelsea with his new contract. As per sources, only Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulbaily, and Raheem Sterling earn higher wages than him. Sterling is, of course, Chelsea’s highest-paid player after signing a deal worth £325,000-a-week after signing from Man City last year.
One could doubt exactly why Chelsea thought it’d be smart to give Chilwell increased wages, considering he’s only made 81 appearances for them across three seasons – a pretty underwhelming figure for a defender. The left-back will have to work harder and maintain his consistency from this season to validate his new bumper contract going forward.
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