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How much every Premier League club paid injured players in the 2018/19 season – with Alexis Sanchez and Kevin De Bruyne pocketing more than £14m combined


Manchester United and Manchester City paid out more than £50MILLION combined to injured players last season.

Pep Guardiola’s side were fortunate with injuries during the 2018/19 campaign, meaning they managed to peg back Liverpool to reclaim the title.

Kevin De Bruyne spent the majority of the 2018/19 season on the treatment table
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However, according to the Daily Mail, it still came at quite the cost. Their 35 injuries cost them a whopping £24.95m in total.

Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne, who commands a weekly wage of £350,000-a-week, suffered five separate injuries and resulted in the Premier League champions paying a massive £8.4m to the player.

Unfortunately, Fulham and Cardiff City returned straight to the Championship after achieving promotion. But the cost of injuries did not blight them too greatly.

So how much did your club pay out last season in wages to injured players? Scroll down to see the full list, ranked in descending order.

20. Wolves: £889,000 (Final Premier League Position – 7th)
19. Cardiff: £3.36m (Position – 18th)
18. Fulham: £3.68m (Position – 19th)
17. Leicester: £3.9m (Position – 9th)
Leicester were fortunate with injuries last season
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16. Huddersfield: £4.17m (Position – 20th)
15. Burnley: £4.27m (Position – 15th)
14. Brighton: £4.47m (Position – 17th)
13. Watford: £5.05m (Position – 11th)
Eddie Howe’s men did not have to shell out a considerable amount on injured players
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12. Bournemouth: £6.11m (Position – 14th)
11. Newcastle: £6.22m (Position – 13th)
10. Chelsea: £6.57m (Position – 3rd)
9. Everton: £6.72m (Position – 8th)
The Toffees currently have five first-team players out of action
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8. Southampton: £7.63m (Position – 16th)
7. Crystal Palace: £8.01m (Position – 12th)
6. Liverpool: £12.06m (Position – 2nd)
5. Tottenham: £13.65m (Position – 4th)
Andriy Yarmolenko missemost of the 2018/19 campaign for the Hammers after his £17.5m move
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4. West Ham: £14.64m (Position – 10th)
3. Arsenal: £19.85m (Position – 5th)
2. Manchester City: £24.95m (Position – 1st)
1. Manchester United: £25.7m (Position – 6th)
Man United paid £6.25m in wages just to Alexis Sanchez while he was out injured last season
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