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The Top Ten Highest Paid Players In The Premier League

Ever wondered how much the top Premier League players earn? Well now you can find out. We can compare their pay to the worlds top earners, Messi, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Eto'o. The Cameroon international earns enough to buy a Mars bar every second.

10. Eden Hazard: £185,000 Per Week

And the highest earner in the Premier League is new Chelsea star, Eden Hazard. He has been in the newspapers recently for allegedly kicking a ball-boy in the Capital One Cup semi-final 2nd leg clash with Swansea City. The Belgian earns an astonishing £185,000 per week.

9. Wayne Rooney: £180,000 Per Week

As expected, the striker is high up in the list, just pipping fellow Utd star, Van Persie, to second place. The two strikers have linked up well and have strengthened the Utd attack.

8. Robin Van Persie: £180,000 Per Week

Another top player that has left Arsenal. Arsene Weger seems to be selling our best players to teams that are already better than us. He has had a great start to his Manchester Utd career (sadly).

7. Yaya Toure: £180,000 Per Week

The fourth Manchester City player in the list is Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure. He is the younger brother of former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure. He earns near the same as Carlos Tevez.

6. Carlos Tevez: £180,000 Per Week

The Man City striker was expected to leave after reports he had refused to play, but he stayed and has improved to become one of the best strikers in the premier league. He gets paid £180,000 per week.

5. Fernando Torres: £175,000 Per Week

The Chelsea star has received much criticism for his goalscoring record after scoring just 1 goal in his 18 appearances in his first season, and not much has improved. His one superb moment was the goal that sent Chelsea to the Champions League final after dodging past Victor Valdes. He earns just more than his teamate John Terry.

4. John Terry: £175,000 Per Week

The Chelsea captain has been caught up in a row over his alleged racist comments to Anton Ferdinand and has struggled with injuries this season after a collision with Luis Suarez. He earns £175,000 per week.

3. David Silva: £160,000 Per Week

Another highly paid city player, bit this time one that I admire. David Silva moved to Manchester City from Valencia in 2010 earning £160,000 a week. The city star is a popular choice for the Spanish national team.

2. Samir Nasri: £150,000 Per Week

Being an Arsenal fan, im obviously not the biggest fan of Nasri, and personally I believe he was better playing for Arsenal than for Manchester City.  The Frenchman earns £150,000 a week.

1. Frank Lampard: £140,000 Per Week

Frank Lampards contract runs out soon, and speculation is mounting as to what he will do next, will he stay? will he leave? who knows, but what we do know is that despite the lack of time on his contract, he certainly doesn't lack money. Frank earns £140,000 a week.

What we can say about this, is that even the highest paid player in the premier league still doesn't earn as much as europe's finest. Also, Eden Hazard can't buy a Mars bar every second...sorry Eden

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