Chelsea were paid £150.8m after winning the 2016-17 Premier League title a whopping 50% more than the top earners in 2015-16.

The 2016-17 season was the first a TV deal that saw a total of almost £2.4bn paid to the 20 clubs – up from £1.6bn last season.

Bottom placers Sunderland got £93.471m – more than the £93.219m 2015-16 winners Leicester City received the previous season.

The figures are based on broadcast and commercial deals plus prize money.

Funds from the Premier League’s central commercial deals and overseas broadcast rights are shared equally, and as well as half of the domestic broadcast income.

A quarter is paid out in prize money based on each club’s league position and the other quarter in “facility fees” for each game broadcast on UK television.

The ratio between the highest and lowest totals paid to its clubs was 1.61 to 1, the lowest among Europe’s top leagues.

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