Everton face 12-point deduction as Premier League demand severe punishment

Everton's chances of relegation would significantly increase.

Everton face 12-point deduction as Premier League demand severe punishment
The Premier League is pushing for Everton to face a tough penalty if found guilty of breaching FFP rules (Getty)
The Premier League is pushing for Everton to face a tough penalty if found guilty of breaching FFP rules (Getty)

Everton are facing a 12-point deduction as the Premier League recommend a severe punishment for the club’s failure to stick to Financial Fair Play rules.

The Toffees were charged by the Premier League in March for breaching FFP regulations after recording financial losses of £371.8 million over a three-year period when the competition’s limit is £105m.

The Premier League referred Everton to an independent commission over the alleged breach of its profitability and sustainability rules after the club contested the allegations.

According to The Telegraph, the Premier League is seeking a points deduction for Everton if the club are found guilty by the independent commission.

Everton currently sit 16th in the Premier League having registered seven points from nine games this season.

Last term, Everton finished the campaign in 17th and narrowly avoided relegation by two points.

Everton players react to their loss at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Everton, at Anfield in Liverpool
Everton’s chances of relegation will increase if they are deducted points (AP)

A statement from Everton after they were initially charged by the Premier League read: ‘The club strongly contests the allegation of non-compliance and together with its independent team of experts is entirely confident that it remains compliant with all financial rules and regulations.

‘Everton is prepared to robustly defend its position to the commission.

‘The club has, over several years, provided information to the Premier League in an open and transparent manner and has consciously chosen to act with the utmost good faith at all times.’

The Premier League have charged Everton under Rule W.82.1, the same rule that Manchester City are also alleged to have breached.

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