Everton have been handed a 10 point deduction by the Premier League for breach of financial rules!
They’ll drop into the relegation zone, only above Burnley on goal difference.
In contrast, Manchester City were recently charged with 100+ charges and it remains to be known if they’ll be handed the same punishment or a bigger punishment.
What in your opinion will be the most appropriate punishment for Manchester City?
Man city and Chelsea face relegation from Premier League following Everton punishment
The Premier League champions face 115 alleged breaches of the Premier League’s financial rules and Chelsea could face scrutiny over alleged payments connected to former owner Roman Abramovich.
In the aftermath of the decision regarding Everton, Stefan Borson, a lawyer who has advised City tweeted: “Without seeing the judgement/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP [Financial Fair Play] breach to me.
“But reinforces that sanctions against City [if proven] and now Chelsea [if charged and admitted on the off-books payments] will be potentially relegation inducing.”
Everton’s punishment seems very harsh and it looks like the Premier League wanted to set a precedent using the Toffees as an example. This will worry both Man City and Chelsea as their crimes are much worse and as Borson says, it could lead to the two English giants being relegated.
Everton face a further nine-point deduction if Burnley, Leicester and Leeds are successful with their £300m compensation claim.
The Premier League should be fair enough with its judgment and not be partial about it. 100+ charges should definitely be receiving a higher punishment for a single charges. We all expect Manchester City to get a higher number of points deduction.
Manchester City are being warned they could face their D-day over financial fair play as early as next year - and “all hell will break loose” if they lose.
(Source: Sun Sport)
Liverpool are the club leading the push to resolve Manchester City’s FFP case, applying pressure on the Premier League to resolve their investigation.
Liverpool ideally want a verdict to be reached before the start of next season.
The scale of charges against the current Premier League and European champions means that it’ll likely be at least a couple of years before the club are brought to book, even though Football Insider have noted that Liverpool are at least one club that would prefer everything is resolved before the start of the 2024/25 season.
Football Insider also quote a well-placed source as suggesting the club are “very confident” of being found not guilty because of their heavily-manned legal team.
It can’t be forgotten that City have some of the wealthiest owners in world football, and to that end, they should be able to afford best-in-class legal representation.