Reaching the Champions League Final next month is expected to earn the club at least £45million (55.5m euros) with a further £2.8m to come if they win the trophy. That compares to the £36m last season when they reached the quarter-finals.
The £45m is just UEFA’s payments of TV cash alone and studies have shown the clubs can double that income from ticket sales, sponsorship and merchandise.Of course that additional income will be heavily dependent on Chelsea playing Champions League football next season, something they can assure if they win in Munich.
UEFA calculate the distribution based on participation and performance bonuses, and half on TV market share.
Each club in the group stage gets a £3.2m participation payment plus £450,000 for each group match played. A further £650,000 are paid for each group win or £325,000 for a draw.
A place in the round of 16 earns £2.45m, the quarter-finals £2.7m, the semis £3.5m, with £4.6m to the losing finalist and £7.4m to the winner.
The TV market share depends on the value of each country’s TV deal, and is split among the four English clubs on the basis of how many games they each played in the Champions League.