A new research conducted by TheSportsman has revealed the top 10 Overpaid players in the English Premier League and Chelsea have three players on this list.
Chelsea have been sorely overpaying a number of their first-team stars, based on new data analysing wages compared to playing time.
The Blues enjoyed an excellent start to the season under new manager Maurizio Sarri but their form has tailed away of late andthe Italian is now under pressure to keep his job.
According to TheSportsman.com, Victor Moses (now on loan at Fenerbahce), David Zappacosta and Gary Cahill are among the top 10 players who have beenearning most per minute of Premier League action.
MySportDab reports Victor Moses earned £75,000-a-week before his switch to Turkey but only played 26 minutes of top-flight action.
When subtracting any wages accrued while out injured, this means Moses clocked up £66,346 per minute of Premier League action.
(Data collected from August 10 to February 11)
Highest Paid Players Per Minute Of Premier League Action
10.Stefano Okaka (Watford) – £33,409 (Earnt £35,000 a week, played 22 minutes in the Premier League)
9.Sam Gallagher (Southampton) – £50,000 (Earns £40,000 a week, played 8 minutes in the Premier League)
8.Miguel Britos (Watford) – £50,000 (Earns £25,000 a week, played 13 minutes in the Premier League)
7.Victor Moses (Chelsea) – £66,346 (Earnt £75,000 a week, played 26 minutes in the Premier League)
6.Jermaine Defoe (Bournemouth) – £98,759 (Earnt £103,462 a week, played 22 minutes in the Premier League)
Jermain Defoe has moved to Rangers after being stuck on the bench at Bournemouth
5.Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea) – £101,111 (Earns £70,000 a week, played 18 minutes in the Premier League)
4.Gary Cahill (Chelsea) – £123,810 (Earns £100,000 a week, played 21 minutes in the Premier League)
3.Georges-Kevin N’koudou (Tottenham Hotspur) – £218,750 (Earnt £35,000 a week, played 4 minutes in the Premier League)