Toffees point deduction reduced – Burnley and Blades all but down

Everton’s initial 10-point deduction for violating the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability regulations has been lessened to six points. The deduction was imposed in November due to purported breaches linked to the 2021/22 season, but following an appeal, the penalty has been reduced.

Consequently, the Toffees now boast 25 points, advancing to 15th position in the Premier League standings, surpassing Brentford and Nottingham Forest based on their higher points total and goal difference. Luton Town, currently occupying the 18th spot, find themselves four points behind safety. Burnley and Sheffield United are now 11 points away from safety.

While Everton may find solace in the result of their appeal, the looming possibility of facing another points deduction before the season’s conclusion remains. Additionally, in a distinct development disclosed in January, Everton, alongside Nottingham Forest, were implicated in another infringement of Premier League financial regulations.

The second complaint lodged with the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Review (PSR) for rule breaches, which is currently underway, pertains to the assessment period extending until the conclusion of the previous season.

This fresh development basically puts the nail in the coffin to Burnley and Sheffield United’s season, but at least last season’s automatic promoted sides can focus firmly on getting things right ready for next season’s Championship campaign.