Match of the Week Premier League: Financial head-to-head Liverpool v Chelsea

26 August 2021

Liverpool v Chelsea
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Saturday’s encounter brings together the 2019 and 2021 Champions League winners. In between Liverpool won the 2020 Premier League title.

Before Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, the Londoners had lifted just one league title to Liverpool’s 19. The tally now stands at 5/20, while Liverpool have lifted the Champions League 5 times to Chelsea’s two.

Liverpool’s 23% lead in matchday revenue per fan is especially impressive when you consider Anfield is in the Premier League’s poorest council ward, while Stamford Bridge is in its richest.

James Corbett and Mads Meisner