How every Prem club’s wage bill compares to their 18-19 league position

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A quick look at Premier League clubs’ wage bills from 2018-19 highlights just how much Manchester United underachieved and just how much Wolves punched above their weight.

Thanks to the excellent work of Swiss Ramble, we’ve compared every Premier League club’s wage bill to their final position in the league table.

Note: these figures relate to the 2018-19 campaign, not the current season.

1. Manchester United
League position: 6th
Total wage bill: £332m

2. Manchester City
League position: 1st
Total wage bill: £315m

3. Liverpool
League position: 2nd
Total wage bill: £310m

4. Chelsea
League position: 3rd
Total wage bill: £286m

5. Arsenal
League position: 5th
Total wage bill: £232m

6. Tottenham
League position: 4th
Total wage bill: £179m

7. Everton
League position: 8th
Total wage bill: £160m

8. Leicester City
League position: 9th
Total wage bill: £150m

9. West Ham
League position: 10th
Total wage bill: £136m

10. Crystal Palace
League position: 12th
Total wage bill: £119m

11. Southampton
League position: 16th
Total wage bill: £115m

12. Bournemouth
League position: 14th
Total wage bill: £111m

13. Brighton
League position: 17th
Total wage bill: £102m

14. Newcastle United
League position: 13th
Total wage bill: £97m

15. Fulham
League position: 19th
Total wage bill: £93m

16. Wolves
League position: 7th
Total wage bill: £92m

17. Burnley
League position: 15th
Total wage bill: £87m

18. Watford
League position: 11th
Total wage bill: £84m

19. Huddersfield Town
League position: 20th
Total wage bill: £64m

20. Cardiff City
League position: 18th
Total wage bill: £54m


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