Everton is currently facing allegations of violating the Premier League’s financial regulations, and a decision on this matter is expected later this year. According to The Telegraph, the Premier League has recommended an “extremely severe” punishment, potentially up to a maximum of 12 points if Everton is found guilty.
If such a deduction were to be applied, it would pose a significant challenge to Everton’s chances of staying in the top flight. In contrast, it could provide hope for rival teams also aiming to secure Premier League status.
Sheffield United currently reside at the bottom of the table with one point, but a 12-point deduction for Everton at this stage would elevate the Blades from the bottom. Additionally, Bournemouth, Burnley, and Luton Town would all move up the table if the deduction were enforced.
The alleged breach was first announced in March by the Premier League. The situation with Everton is under examination by an independent commission due to their reported financial losses of £304 million over a three-year period, per The Telegraph. This amount significantly exceeds the permitted limit of £105 million established by the Premier League. The outcome of this investigation will have significant implications for the club’s future in the league.