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Chelsea to receive £4m if forgotten player doesn't start match this weekend

Chelsea to receive £4m if forgotten player doesn't start match this weekend

Chelsea are in line for a big payout.

Chelsea will receive a £4 million bonus if one of their forgotten players fails to start a game this weekend - thanks to an unusual agreement.

The Blues have found their goalscoring touch since losing to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final, scoring eight goals in their last three matches in all competitions.

They defeated Newcastle 3-2 in the Premier League on Monday, in what was a welcome victory for the under-pressure Mauricio Pochettino.

Striker Nicolas Jackson has scored a goal in each of his last two league games to take his Premier League seasonal tally to nine goals.

Blues fans were left confused in January when the club decided to loan out Armando Broja - Jackson's backup - to Fulham without significant cover in the striker position.

But for Broja, who moved to Craven Cottage in search of first team football, the loan experience hasn't quite gone as he might have planned.

The Albanian has played just 51 minutes for Marco Silva's side since arriving at the Cottagers on deadline day, with the Portuguese boss preferring to start Rodrigo Muniz - who has five goals in his last five games - during Raul Jimenez's injury absence.

That means Fulham are at risk of having to cough up a significant amount.

According to The Sun, Chelsea reached a loan agreement that meant Fulham would not have to pay a loan fee in order to take Broja on a temporary basis, as they recognised the player's need to find first team football.

However, it is added that, if Fulham do not start Broja for 60 per cent of their matches, they would have to pay the Blues £4 million as a loan fee.

If he misses Saturday's clash against Tottenham at Craven Cottage, Fulham must pay the fee - and give Chelsea a small but potentially vital financial boost ahead of the summer transfer window.

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Topics: Chelsea, Premier League, Armando Broja, Mauricio Pochettino, Football