According to stats, Chelsea’s squad is worth Β£124 million less than they paid for it, and Man United’s has lost $115m in value. However, Arsenal is Β£343m atop the Premier League list

Chelsea and Manchester United squads lose over Β£100m in value, Arsenal is Β£343m atop the Premier League list


The Blues are last in the Transfermarkt rankings of Premier League squad values after spending about Β£880m to assemble their current group of players, who are only worth an estimated Β£756m.

It helps to understand why Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is disposing so many surplus players this summer after lavishly spending in the previous two transfer windows on players like Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Wesley Fofana.

Romelu Lukaku, who set a club record when he cost Β£97.5m in 2021 but is now only worth Β£34m according to Transfermarkt, is just one of many players whose value has substantially declined under the Boehly regime.

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Manchester United is another team getting ready to cut their losses on a few players and sell them to raise money for Erik ten Hag to complete his squad rebuilding this summer.

United spent about Β£830m putting together their current team, but their total investment was only worth roughly Β£715m.

Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho are two United players whose prices have plummeted in recent seasons after the club paid Β£80m and Β£73m, respectively, to sign them.

According to Transfermarkt stats, Wolves and Sheffield United are the only other two Premier League clubs with a collective roster worth less than what they spent for the individuals.

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However, their losses of Β£20.5m and Β£1m, respectively, are significantly less severe than those of Chelsea and United.

Arsenal, on the other hand, is getting a lot out of their squad.

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While Mikel Arteta‘s players cost around Β£572m to assemble, they are worth an estimated Β£915m.

This demonstrates not only smart market recruitment, but also the advancement of local players such as Bukayo Saka, who cost nothing but is now worth an estimated Β£102m, according to Transfermarkt.

Martin Odegaard and William Saliba are two Arsenal players whose prices have skyrocketed after the club’s excellent 2022-23 season.

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Club  Squad purchase valueCurrent market value  Difference 
ArsenalΒ£572m Β£915m+Β£343m 
Aston Villa  Β£340m Β£434m +Β£104m 
Bournemouth Β£185m Β£222m +Β£37m 
Brentford Β£162m Β£341m +Β£179m 
Brighton Β£159m Β£402m +Β£243m 
BurnleyΒ£103m Β£133m+Β£30m
Chelsea Β£880m Β£756m -Β£124m 
Crystal Palace Β£163m Β£256m +Β£93m 
Everton Β£266m Β£287m +Β£21m 
Fulham Β£158m Β£208m +Β£50m 
Liverpool Β£572m Β£726m +Β£154m 
Luton Town Β£1.8m Β£32m +Β£30.2m 
Manchester City Β£852m Β£1.02bn +Β£150m 
Manchester UnitedΒ£830m Β£715m-Β£115m 
Newcastle United Β£454m Β£493m +Β£39m 
Nottingham Forest Β£185m Β£266m +Β£81m 
Sheffield United Β£82m Β£81m -Β£1m 
Tottenham Hotspur Β£603m Β£646m +Β£43m 
West Ham United  Β£340m Β£387m +Β£47m 
Wolverhampton Wanderers Β£325m Β£304m -Β£21m 
Source: Transfermarkt  

The statistics also highlight Brighton and Brentford’s exceptional recruitment, with differentials between buying price and current worth of Β£243m and Β£179m, respectively, behind Arsenal.

Manchester City‘s successful players have also been proved to keep their value effectively.

Although Pep Guardiola‘s squad cost a significant Β£852m to put up, it is predicted to be worth around Β£1.02b after winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League last year.

The same can be said for Liverpool, who are expected to be Β£150m ahead of their squad outlay with a total worth of Β£726m.

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are also high on the list of squad values.