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Title earns Chelsea £151m

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Champions Chelsea have earned nearly £151m in television fees and prize money.  Chelsea received almost £58m more than Leicester City did for winning the title last season.

Chelsea's prize money for coming top was £38.8m, while 'facility fees' for being shown live on television in 28 of their 38 league games brought in another £32.8m.   An equal share of TV deals, domestically and overseas, plus commercial income contributed about £79.2m.

Tottenham Hotspur were the fourth biggest earners behind Manchester City and Liverpool because more of their games were televised.    Liverpool featured the most with 29 of their games being broadcast.

Even bottom club Sunderland received £93m which is five times the sum that went to Celtic as champions of the Scottish Premiership.