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17th Nov 2023

Everton handed historic Premier League points deduction

Callum Boyle


A huge blow for the Toffees

Everton have been handed a historic 10-point deduction with immediate effect for breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.

The Athletic has confirmed that the deduction has taken place and it will now see Sean Dyche’s side move to 19th in the table, ahead of Burnley on goal difference only.

Everton has released the following statement:

Everton Football Club is both shocked and disappointed by the ruling of the Premier League’s Commission.

The Club believes that the Commission has imposed a wholly disproportionate and unjust sporting sanction. The Club has already communicated its intention to appeal the decision to the Premier League. The appeal process will now commence and the Club’s case will be heard by an Appeal Board appointed pursuant to the Premier League’s rules in due course.

Everton maintains that it has been open and transparent in the information it has provided to the Premier League and that it has always respected 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. Both the harshness and severity of the sanction imposed by the Commission are neither a fair nor a reasonable reflection of the evidence submitted.

The Club will also monitor with great interest the decisions made in any other cases concerning the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Everton cannot comment on this matter any further until the appeal process has concluded.

Everton are not the only club in danger of receiving a serious point deduction and fine, as Manchester City are currently being investigated for financial breaches that could land them in serious hot water.

Although Pep Guardiola and the club has said that they are innocent and will fight al cases thrown at them, this punishment thrown at Everton could be a sign for things to come.

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