Premier League

Everton face 10 points deduction in Premier League for breaching FFP rules

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

November 17 2023

Everton breached the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules

Everton will now incur a 10-point deduction, which would land them in 19 position on four points, according to Joe Strange of Goal. The only thing separating Burnley from the bottom of the standings is their poorer goal differential.

Sean Dyche’s team has gained 14 points from 12 games, placing them in 14th place in the division right now. Out of the three games they’ve played recently, they have won two.

Everton would enter the relegation zone with a reason, which would leave them the second-ever side in the recent history of the Premier League to have points taken away from them after Portsmouth.

“An independent commission has imposed an immediate deduction of 10 points on Everton FC for a breach of the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSRs).

“The Premier League issued a complaint against the club and referred the case to an independent commission earlier this year.

“During the proceedings, the club admitted it was in breach of the PSRs for the period ending Season 2021-22 but the extent of the breach remained in dispute.

“Following a five-day hearing last month, the commission determined that Everton FC’s PSR calculation for the relevant period resulted in a loss of £124.5 million, as contended by the Premier League, which exceeded the threshold of £105 million permitted under the PSRs.

“The commission concluded that a sporting sanction in the form of a 10-point deduction should be imposed. That sanction has immediate effect.”

A monetary penalty or move restriction were among the other possible penalties for the Toffees, but the Premier League has chosen to subtract this instead.

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Everton intends to file an appeal. Everton expressed their “shock and disappointment” at the decision in a club statement.

“The Commission has imposed a wholly disproportionate and unjust sporting sanction,” they contend, and they have made it clear that they plan to challenge the ruling.

It further states: “Everton maintains that it has been open and transparent in the information it has provided to the Premier League and that it has always maintained the integrity of the process.

“The Club does not recognise the finding that it failed to act with the utmost good faith and it does not understand this to have been an allegation made by the Premier League during the course of proceedings.

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