#7. Asmir Begovic – £3.12 million
Another well paid backup on the list is Asmir Begovic. Begovic signed for Chelsea in 2015 after the sale of Petr Cech to Arsenal and is the current back up to first choice Thibaut Courtois. Begovic earns £3.12 million and is undoubtedly and excellent player, showing so on a number of occasions last season. Courtois picked up a number of lengthy injuries but his absence was not felt too harshly thanks to the form of Begovic. The Bosnian was one of the few positives for Chelsea in a dire season.