The Blues’ return to the Champions League in 2017-18 contributed to the turnover growing by 22.7 per cent to USD 564.72 million in the financial results for the year ending June 30, 2018.
The profits of the club stood at $78.92m for the financial year. Player sales revenues have been attributed at $143.86m. The latest figures include the sales of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid, Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, Nathan Ake to Bournemouth and the permanent transfer of Juan Cuadrado to Juventus.
Broadcast revenues on the account of Chelsea’s return to Champions League increased to $206.74m.
Chelsea reported a $40.73m increase in commercial revenues following several partnership deals, including the kit deal with Nike worth a reported $76.37m a year. According to the club there was a $10.69m increase in match-day revenues, despite ticket prices being frozen at 2011-12 levels.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said on the club’s official website: “The club has now posted a series of record-breaking revenue figures and our profit margin has increased in consecutive years.
“This has occurred against a backdrop of varying participation in European football, and different degrees of achievement in the Premier League, which demonstrates we have built a sound business footing to support our on-pitch quest for success.”