Chelsea transfers: Blues wasting a huge amount in wages for seven unwanted players

Lampard needs to trim his squad

Chelsea have had an incredible summer transfer window. 

Frank Lampard has brought in no less than five major signings already - and more are expected to arrive. 

So far Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Thiago Silva have signed for a combined £200 million.

With Declan Rice and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy both linked too, the Blues' spending could top well over £250m come the end of the window.

It's not just the transfer fees that are eating away at Chelsea's finances either. 

According to The Sun, Havertz and Werner are now the club's two highest-earning players, on £310,000-per-week and £170,000-per-week respectively. 

Considering those two are expected to be key stars for years to come, it's not too surprising to see them on massive salaries.

Werner is already one of Chelsea's top earners

But the club are wasting money elsewhere.

Per the Daily Mail, Chelsea are spending a ridiculous £559,000-per-week on seven unwanted players. Check out the deadwood that Lampard needs to shift below:

Michy Batshuayi | under contract until June 2021 | wage: £90,000-a-week 

Batshuayi hasn't ever established himself at Chelsea

Victor Moses | under contract until June 2021 | wage: £75,000-a-week

Moses is out of favour

Davide Zappacosta | under contract until June 2022 | wage: £70,000-a-week

Zappacosta isn't in Lampard's plans

Tiemoue Bakayoko | under contract until June 2022 | wage: £110,000-a-week

Bakayoko won't play under Lampard

Marco van Ginkel | under contract until June 2021 | wage: £28,000-a-week

Van Ginkel has played just four times for Chelsea

Danny Drinkwater | under contract until June 2022 | wage: £100,000-a-week

Drinkwater won't be in Lampard's plans

Baba Rahman | under contract until June 2022 | wage: £86,000-a-week 

Rahman is not a Blues regular

Now, be honest Chelsea fans, you forgot half of those players were still at the club, didn't you?

Only two of them stayed at Stamford Bridge last season (Batshuayi and Van Ginkel) while the other five were shipped out on-loan. 

We can't see any getting back into Lampard's plans for the upcoming campaign, either. 

Lampard won't be bringing these players back in

So it's up to Chelsea to start shifting this deadwood. It seems like a new era is dawning in west London and there certainly isn't room to waste £559,000-a-week on unwanted players.  

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