The Premier League is home to some of the highest-paid athletes in world football, but it’s fair to say that not all of the top earners have delivered the goods this season.
Stars from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United feature among the highest-paid Premier League footballers and some have done better than others of late.
Using figures provided by Capology, we have checked in on the 10 highest earners in the Premier League and have assessed how they have done in 2023-24 so far.
10. Kai Havertz – £280,000 per week
His move to Arsenal raised eyebrows in the summer and the German international has had an up-and-down few months with the club.
Mikel Arteta has utilised Havertz in several different positions from the left-hand side of a midfield three to starting upfront as an out and out number nine. The German international has produced a few memorable moments but is yet to discover his best form in an Arsenal shirt.
=7. Bernardo Silva – £300,000 per week
Undoubtedly, one of the most enjoyable players to watch in the Premier League. In the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, Silva has been one of the players to step up to the plate in the first half of the season.
He’s already managed to match his goal contribution output from last season and we’re only just into the new year. Even at £300,000 per week, Manchester City will feel like the Portuguese playmaker is worth every penny.
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=7. Jack Grealish – £300,000 per week
Fresh off the back of a treble-winning campaign, Grealish hasn’t quite hit the heights of last season. The 28-year-old has missed several matches through injury and he’s only started in seven league matches so far.
He’s still managed to produce four goal contributions in just 687 minutes, but he’s not quite managed to hit the same heights as last season.
=7. Marcus Rashford – £300,000 per week
Rashford was awarded a fresh lucrative deal on the back of a prolific 2022-23 campaign with the Red Devils. However, since putting pen to paper, he’s struggled to showcase his best form.
The 26-year-old is currently averaging a goal contribution every 265 minutes in the Premier League which is a far cry from the numbers he was producing last season.
He has discovered some form of late, with three goal contributions in his last three matches and hopefully, he gets back to his best in the coming months.
6. Raheem Sterling – £325,000 per week
The 29-year-old has chipped in with eight goal contributions in the Premier League up until this point, but there’s still a feeling that Chelsea fans are yet to see the best of Sterling.
Considering he is the highest-paid player at the club by quite some distance, there is always going to be an extra level of expectancy on his shoulders.
5. Raphael Varane – £340,000 per week
Reports from earlier in the season claimed there was a growing rift between Varane and Erik Ten Hag as the French defender was omitted from the starting XI on multiple occasions.
Ten Hag has since dismissed these claims, although the 30-year-old defender is yet to rediscover his best form. Varane has only started in seven league matches so far and has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks.
=3. Casemiro – £350,000 per week
Following an impressive debut season at Old Trafford, Casemiro hasn’t been able to match the same standards this time around.
The 31-year-old has missed a large chunk of the season through injury and was called out by several pundits at the start of the campaign for a sluggish run of performances.
“I think Casemiro’s legs have gone,” Jamie Carragher told Covering Liverpool. “I noticed it last season at Anfield and I didn’t like what I saw.
“It took me back to watching Fabinho last year for Liverpool. I want to be the first to say it, I don’t want to say it when everyone else is saying his legs have gone.”
=3. Mohamed Salah – £350,000 per week
The Egyptian King has continued to deliver the goods for Liverpool as he has spearheaded their title charge so far. Liverpool currently boast a three point lead at the top and Salah has looked as sharp as ever so far.
With 14 goals and eight assists in just 20 Premier League appearances, it’s hard to imagine where the Reds would be without Salah’s attacking input.
It will be interesting to see how Liverpool fare without the 31-year-old while he is away with Egypt on international duty.
2. Erling Haaland – £375,000 per week
The Norwegian robot has been sidelined with a knock of late, but his goalscoring numbers are still out of this world.
In the Premier League alone, Haaland is averaging a goal every 92 minutes which is a far superior record to every other player on this list. Even at £370,000 per week, Manchester City are seemingly getting great value for money.
1. Kevin De Bruyne – £400,000 per week
The Belgian maestro has just returned from injury and will no doubt be gearing up for a big title push in the second half of the season.
It only took him 17 minutes upon his return to register his first assist of the new year.
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