Everton face being hit with ‘further nine-point deduction’ as Prem club’s crisis deepens | Football | Sport
Everton could be hit with a further points deduction that could push them closer to relegation from the top flight as rival clubs prepare to launch a legal challenge. The Toffees have already had 10 points deducted this season in the Premier League for breaching financial regulations, and the Merseyside club’s woes could be made worse by a second nine-point deduction, according to reports.
Everton were referred to an independent commission in March over alleged breaches relating to the 2021-22 season before a hearing took place last month.
And their punishment was confirmed when the Premier League announced on Friday that the club had been hit with a 10-point deduction effective immediately, dropping them to 19th in the table with just four points on the table.
But another nine-point deduction could jeopardize their hopes of enduring relegation.
Burnley, Leeds and Leicester are ready to launch a compensation claim against Everton, which will be heard by another panel of three appointed by the Premier League before the end of the season.
If they are forced to pay a figure that could run into thousands of pounds, the club could be forced into administration, according to the Commission. Daily Mail.
That’s because Everton’s current owners, 777 Partners, are said to lack the funds to foot the compensation bill. In that case, the club could be left in front of the administration which triggers an automatic penalty of nine points, as was introduced in the Premier League 19 years ago.
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