The Blues saw their total slip from the previous number of £ 446.7million ($ 610.6million) to £ 407.4million ($ 556.8million) after a season marked by problems out of the ground.
Chelsea posted a profit of £ 32.5million ($ 44.4million) in their latest set of financials – but the club still saw a year-over-year decline in overall revenue in part thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Blues have seen their total slide from the previous number of 446.7million pounds ($ 610.6million) to 407.4million pounds ($ 556.8million) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. , but still made a good margin thanks to player sales and Champions League qualification.
Frank Lampard’s team also remains in compliance with “UEFA’s balancing criteria under the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations”, by a club declaration .
Like most other clubs, Chelsea have seen a significant drop in broadcast revenue and match days, due to the season suspension from March 2020 as the pandemic rocked Europe.
Business income has also been hit hard by the suspension or closure of non-match activities, while the club have additionally invested nearly £ 100million ($ 136.7million) in their squad.
However, that figure does not include the big summer signings of Lampard, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy all arriving after the close of fiscal 2020.
“Like so many businesses around the world, the pandemic has had a significant impact on Chelsea’s revenues,” President Bruce Buck noted in a club statement .
“But it is a sign of the strength and stability of our financial operation that the company was able to still make a profit during the past financial year.
“This was done while continuing to invest in our playing team and indeed, had normal football not been interrupted in March, projections show record profit and record turnover would have been achieved.
“It would have represented an increase in income for a fifth consecutive year.
“Despite the impact of Covid, the revenue streams have remained strong, our team is growing on the pitch and the club is well positioned to continue to grow when football is able to function as it did before, a time when we are all looking forward to. “
Chelsea are next to return in action against their four best prospects for the title Manchester city on January 3, after taking a point from their last two games since Christmas.