Chelsea stars to pocket 10m bonus if they claim European glory

Chelsea stars to pocket 10m bonus if they claim European glory

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09:35 GMT, 24 April 2012

Chelsea have a 10m incentive to upset the odds and knock out European champions Barcelona.

The Blues' players and coaching staff are in line for a massive bonus if they win the Champions League.

Chelsea prepare for Barcelona showdown

Up for it: Chelsea prepare for Barcelona showdown

Chelsea are just two games away from owner Roman Abramovich's Holy Grail.

And the Russian billionaire has set aside the sum in incentives for his squad and interim boss Roberto Di Matteo.

Each of the 25-man Euro playing squad will receive around 350,000 should they go all the way to glory at the Munich final on May 19 and that adds up to a cool 8.75m.

Glory trail: Chelsea manager Robert Di Matteo has turned season around

Glory trail: Chelsea manager Robert Di Matteo has turned season around

Chelsea's backroom staff will also receive a bonus if Chelsea can hold onto their 1-0 first-leg lead and then beat either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the final.

Di Matteo has lost just once in 14 games since succeeding axed Andre Villas-Boas seven weeks ago and has guided them to the FA Cup final.