How much Watford paid in wages per Premier League point – and how it compares with Manchester United, Newcastle United and Aston Villa #WatfordFC

How much Watford paid in wages per Premier League point – and how it compares with Manchester United, Newcastle United and Aston Villa




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Overperforming Sheffield United were the most savvy, moneybags Manchester United the most frivolous.

That’s when it comes to how much each Premier League club paid in wages per point last season.

Value for money

With a shoestring budget at his disposal, Chris Wilder was widely expected to struggle to keep the Blades in the division.

He managed more than just survival – United were in the mix for a Europa League place until the final week of the season and ended up finishing in the top half.

The Bramall Lane outfit finished ninth with 54 points working out to £250,370 per point, according to data from BetVictor.

That’s the lowest points-per-pound sum since the 1998/99 season when Charlton and Southampton reluctantly spent £228,505 and £233,783 respectively.

Charlton were relegated, while Southampton narrowly avoided the drop.

Wolves were the next most thrifty, spending £521,983 in wages per point.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side amassed 59 points to finish seventh, a position that will secure a place in next season’s Europa League if Chelsea win Saturday’s FA Cup final.

Liverpool were among the most cost-efficient champions of the last 15 years, with only Leicester surpassing them at £992,000 per point.

Chelsea are the least cost-efficient Premier League champions in history, with Jose Mourinho spending almost £2.5million per point during the 2014/15 season.

Hey big spenders

Manchester United paid the most per point at £2.048million, with Manchester City paying the second highest per point at £1.80million.

Neither had silverware to show for it though both did at least qualify for the Champions League with the Red Devils finishing third and City coming second.

United and City both paid more per point than Sheffield, Wolves, and Norwich City combined.

Price of failure

Of the three clubs to get relegated, Watford splashed the most. The Hornets parted with £1,266,353 on wages for each of their 34 points.

Like Watford, Bournemouth went down after five successive seasons in the top flight.

Troy Deeney and Ben Foster

The Cherries forked out £1,081,176 to secure each of their 34 points. One more point would actually have kept them up on goal difference and seen Aston Villa go down instead.

Norwich City, who delivered the most cost-efficient Premier League team of all time in the 1992/93 season, spent £636,857 to claim 21 points.

The full cost-per-point league table

1, Sheffield United – £250,370

2, Wolves – £521,983

3, Norwich City – £636,857

4, Burnley – £685,630

5, Newcastle United – £817,841

6, Brighton – £776,846

7, Southampton – £963,000

8, Aston Villa – £941,459

9, Leicester City – £1,120,968

10, Bournemouth – £1,081,176

11, Liverpool – £1,104,606

12, Watford – £1,266,353

13, Tottenham – £1,446,746

14, West Ham United – £1,473,333

15, Crystal Palace – £1,673,070

16, Chelsea – £1,565,167

17, Everton – £1,662,286

18, Arsenal – £1,775,112

19, Manchester City – £1,799,642

20, Manchester United – £2,048,409



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