Another point deduction for Everton?

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Everton have had their points deduction for breaching Premier League financial rules. It reduced to six points from 10 after an appeal earlier this season. Everton were docked points with immediate effect in November after being found to have breached the league’s rules. They were relating to spending and losses, partly blamed on the rising cost of financing their new ground that is under construction. However after that incident Everton could now land another point deduction of nine-point this season. There is confusion over the club’s potential punishment if they enter administration, sources have told Football Insider.

The Merseyside club are at risk of insolvency with debts growing to over £500million and the takeover deal with 777 Partners still under review by the Premier League. As revealed by Football Insider, Everton are at risk of entering administration. After the catastrophic development of failing to receive a vital payment from 777 Partners this week. Administration would guarantee a nine-point deduction. However the Premier League regulations do not state whether the club would face it this season or next.

Under section E.37 of the Premier League handbook, it states that clubs entering insolvency will face “a deduction of nine points scored or to be scored in the League competition.”

How Another point deduction will affect Everton

Everton are currently on 15 place on the league table. They barely avoided relegation this season however a nine-points reduction will put them in relegation zone again. A second points penalty would increase risk of a first relegation since 1951 and add to the uncertainty over the future of the club, who are currently in the midst of protracted takeover talks with U.S. investment fund 777 Partners and also hoping to move to their new stadium ahead of the 2025-26 season. It will be interesting to see how this situation will turn out.

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