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Everton face another POINTS DEDUCTION this season after new Premier League regulation

Everton could be at risk of a further points deduction if they are found to have broken financial rules during the 2022/23 season.

According to The Times, their accounts for the 2022/23 season are currently in the process of being submitted, if additional financial breaches are found to have occurred, another points deduction could be on the cards this season, despite Everton being docked 10 points already earlier this month.

This is due to new regulations stating that any breach of rules should be handled before the end of the current season, rather than being dealt with at a time when the club’s standing in the table was confirmed.

It’s thought that the new regulations regarding punishment only apply to single cases such as the one Everton are facing, whereas matters will be handled differently for clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea, who both face much more complex, deeper investigations for alleged rule breaches.

The contrast in punishment between Everton and their wealthier Premier League rivals has caused outrage amongst fans on the blue side of Merseyside, who protested heavily before their match with Manchester United at the weekend.

Everton’s points deduction comes as a result of the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules, as opposed to being down to Financial Fair Play (which is a UEFA initiative). Effectively, the club has been punished for the financial losses they made over a three-year period.

Under Premier League regulations, clubs can only lose a maximum of £105m over three years, and as Everton lost £19.5m more than this, the repercussions have been serious.

The points deduction has plunged Sean Dyche’s side into a relegation battle, despite a promising start to the season on the pitch.

However, Everton’s boss is the kind of figure you want at the helm when the odds are stacked against you. Next up in the Premier League, his side faces a tricky trip to Nottingham Forest, where they will be hoping to pick up some points and get the club back on a positive path.

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