A leaked photo of the fines Chelsea first team players face this season shows just how strict Frank Lampard is with his young squad at Stamford Bridge. Premier League players may not be short of money, but there are huge financial penalties for a range of indiscretions at Chelsea. The fines are dished out for things that you would expect, almost entirely lateness, but the amounts that players must pay are eye-watering. The most significant of the penalties is a whopping £20,000 for being late for the start of training, while being late for team meetings could really get out of hand as that is charged at £500-per-minute. If players are penalised for lateness, they will want to buck up their ideas quickly, because failure to pay a fine within two weeks will see it doubled! The full list, leaked from the club is in the picture below and signed off by Lampard.
Chelsea first team fines for 2019/20 Late for Match day/1st Team departure – £2,500 Late for Report Time for Training – £2,500 (plus £2,500 for every 15 minutes thereafter) Late in gym for pre activation – £1,000 Late for treatment – £2,500 Late for Team Meetings – £500 per minute Late for start of Training – £20,000 Phone ringing during Team meal or meeting – £1,000 Reporting in the wrong attire/kit for Team Travel and match days – £1,000 Not travelling back on the Team coach post match, without giving 48 hours notice to the Manager or an Assistant manager – £5,000 Refusal or not turning up for corporate/community duties – £5,000 Not reporting illness or injury before day off or 1 hour 30 minutes before training – £10,000 Late for medical appointments – £2,500 All fines to be paid within 14 days, after which any fine outstanding will be doubled
The fines may or may not have anything to do with it, but Chelsea have been thoroughly impressive since Lampard took over in the summer. They may have had a slow start with a 4-0 loss at Manchester United on the opening day of the season, but have been in excellent form in recent weeks and now sit third in the Premier League. Sportsmail reports that time keeping has not been an issue at the club since Lampard took over.
Source : metro.co.uk