Frank Lampard’s incredible list of fines imposed at Chelsea has gone viral once again on social media, a what a list it is!
He leaves the club after being sacked by Roman Abramovich, and now out goes his fine system too with it all framed to remind players of their responsibilities.
Shockingly, there was a total of 12 things squad members could have got into trouble for, the cheapest fine being £500 (per minute) and the most expensive being up to an eye-watering amount of £20,000.
The viral photo taken was for the 2019/20 season, but it will no doubt have been used also for the current Premier League 2020/21 campaign.
It stated at the bottom of the list that players must pay the fine within 14 days of it being handed to them and then any that were outstanding after that time would be doubled. Ouch.
The first one typed out, for any player that was late for matchday/first-team departure, they would need to cough up a fee worth £2,500.
If the footballer was late for report time for training, they would have to pay £2,500 (plus £2,500 for every 15 minutes thereafter).
For those that turned up late in gym for pre-activation, it’s a sum of £1,000.
Anyone that failed to make it in time for treatment, that’s worth another £2,500.
If players arrived late for team meetings, it would cost them £500-per-minute.
The penultimate lateness fine, this time for the start of training, individuals would be punished with a fee worth £20,000, the most expensive of them all.
Ok, fair enough for those you really deserve to be in some sort of trouble. Here is some other ones that may not come straight to the top of your head.
If a player’s phone was ringing during a team meal or meeting, that would set back players £1,000.
The eighth listed is for those who report in the wrong attire/kit for Team Travel and Match Days, again, that’s also £1,000.
A fine of £5,000 will be dished out to those who don’t travelling back on Team Coach post-match, without giving 48 hours notice to the Manager or an Assistant manager.
Anyone refusing or not turning up for corporate/community duties, that’s another £5,000.
The second most expensive on the list was a £10,000 fine for not reporting illness or injury before day off or 1 hour 30 minutes before training.
And lastly, another late for medical appointments meant players had to pay out £2,500.
Lampard was refused the right to even say his goodbyes in person, getting locked out of the training ground following the decision.
He issued a statement on his sacking last night, which read: “It has been a privilege and an honour to to manage Chelsea, a club that has been part of my life for so long,” Lampard wrote.
“Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for the incredible support that I have received over the last 18 months. I hope they know what it means to me.
“When I took on this role I understood the challenges that lay ahead in a difficult time for the football club.
“I am proud of the achievements that we made, and I am proud of the academy players that have made their step into the first team and performed so well. They are the future of the club.
“I am disappointed not to have had the time this season to take the club forward and bring it to the next level.
“I want to thank Mr Abramovich, the board, the players, the coaching team and everyone at the club for their hard work and dedication, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times.
“I wish the team and the club every success for the future.”
Fans reacted to Frank Lampard’s incredible list of fines imposed at Chelsea, take a look…
@Brenn2468: Seems a bit harsh, but it’s not like they can’t pay it
@dannycamacho: The Chelsea FC internal players fines list for this season has supposedly been leaked… Professional football players live in another world man
@Darrenfrehill: Chelsea’s dressing room fines sheet. Frank Lampard runs a tight ship
@OliverPepall: Chelsea players must have pretty poor discipline if they have to enforce these pretty standard rules with big fines!
@Mikmacpaddywac: These figures are like 50p to them #ChelseaFines #anotherlevel
@DarrenBarker89: Late to team meetings could be a costly do
@JoshuaHolden93: £200k for standing on a public footpath #lufc
@sam_br00ks: They defo don’t eat dog food on cream crackers or get a skin head for being late
@Charliee6shaw: Team nights out must be a JOKE
@StephenScott_: makes for some night out that
@DD1888_: Late for training and you’re paying for a new BMW for someone, mad
@Niamh_BCFC: £20,000 for being late to training
@GarethCambridge: 20k for late for training, I would be broke
@ABescoby: Id be skint af
@kyledobson7: It’s all fun and games until your mate starts dropping you in for being one minute late to the changer and you’re 2.5k out of pocket
@lsm_21: Fuck me, bet they have a right do at end of season
@collylufc_chris: Actually reassuring to think even if I made it as a pro at Chelsea I would still have fuck all money, £20,000 for late to training….
@jarrodsellers: This is crazy numbers