Everton Could Face Another Shock NINE-POINT Deduction From The Premier League.

Everton are reportedly set to face a further nine-point deduction if Burnley, Leicester and Leeds United are successful with their £300m compensation claim against the Toffees.

Everton are in danger of being issued a second points deduction in the Premier League which could put them in danger of going out of business and into administration crisis.

The Merseyside club were earlier this year charged with one count of breaching profit and sustainability rules, and have been deducted 10-points on Friday afternoon for violating the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rule.

An independent commission will decide if the Toffees should be deducted further points the three clubs "Burnley, Leeds and Leicester" are plotting to demand £300 million ($374m) in compensation from them. 

The 10-point deduction handed to the Toffees is said to be the most severe in Premier League history, as the punishment sees them gon from 14th on the table, and moderately safe after 12 games to sitting second bottom, only above Burnley on goal difference. If they were to be docked more points, Sean Dyche's team would likely end up being relegated.

Everton are set to be taken over by 777Partners, but the company will pay a reduced fee should they be relegated or have to pay compensation to other teams.

The Goodison Park club have announced that the club will appeal the ‘harsh’ sanction against the club, and says they will fight hard against any attempt to force them to pay compensation to other teams.

“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"... Reads a club statement.

“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 currently unbeaten in their last four matches following a 1-0 win away at West Ham, 3-0 win at home against newly promoted Burnley, 1-1 draw at home to Brighton, and a dramatic 3-2 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on  November 11.

Their next match after the international break is against Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday, November 26.

Only two other clubs have received points deductions in Premier League history.

Middlesbrough were deducted three points for failing to fulfill a fixture against Blackburn during the 1996/97 season, while in 2010, Portsmouth were deducted nine points after going into administration. However, both clubs were unable to avoid relegation.

Other clubs which could be relegated from the Premier League following Everton’s 10-point deduction are Manchester City and Chelsea.

According to Daily Mail, both clubs face counts of FFP breaches, and run the risk of relegation from the Premier League after Everton's 10-point deduction set a powerful precedent.

Man City faces 115 alleged breaches of the Premier League’s financial rules, and Chelsea could face scrutiny over alleged payments connected to former owner Roman Abramovich.

A lawyer, and a former financial advisor to City Stefan Borson, has argued that Everton’s 10-point deduction was harsh and that Chelsea and Man City should be worried,

He tweeted after Everton’s news broke: “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.”

Borson added: ‘One thing is for sure, given the scale of this sporting sanction, Chelsea’s calculus [in my opinion] that they could breach PL P&S [Profit and Sustainability] and just take a fine as a cost of doing business, must be in urgent and immediate reconsideration.

‘The January window may be interesting. Even in the best case, they can no longer rely on being able to convince an Independent commission to accept their Covid and Sanctions allowances as exceptional adjustments [to the extent that was the plan].”

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