Player wages

According some newspaper articles I have seen, the ‘average’ Premier League football player earns £44,000 per week, and at the top end of the scale the big clubs are purported to be shelling out more than £250,000 per week for their big name stars. Above is a pair plot depicting wages data (scaled) vs final points teams accumulated over the course of a season. There’s quite a clear positive relationship. It’s also quite apparent that the big six teams (in blue) really do outspend the rest of the league.