April 13, 2024

Everton could lose more points while Aston Villa and Wolves wait for the result of their appeal

 

Latest Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers news from BirminghamLive as Premier League prepare to study Everton’s latest accounts amid fears of new breach of finance rules
 

In addition to the 10-point penalty handed out by an independent commission for violating the Premier League’s profit and sustainability regulations, Everton may lose additional points this season.

 

As the Toffees get ready to file an appeal against their initial punishment, which was handed down on November 17 and saw them fall into the relegation zone, five points from safety, teams like Aston Villa, Wolves, and other Premier League teams will be keeping a close eye on them.

 

And now, according to the Times, Everton may find itself in trouble once more when they give the Premier League their 2022–2023 season’s financial statements.

 

Clubs now have to do so before December 31 instead of March, and new regulations brought in during the summer mean any straightforward breach of financial rules will be fast-tracked so they are dealt with before the end of the season.

On that basis, the Times claims there are fears that if the same calculation system is used again, Everton could find themselves sailing close to breaching the rules for a second time.

 

The end-of-season deadline brought in by the new rules covers single or straightforward breaches of the league’s financial fair play rules. This is separate to the more complex cases involving Manchester City and potentially Chelsea.

 

The Times also claims the Premier League had suggested in August that the commission imposed a sanction of a basic six points plus another point for every £5m that Everton breached the limit of £105m in losses over three seasons.

 

However, they report that the commission dismissed the suggestion, and Everton were ultimately found guilty of breaching FFP rules by £19.5m.

The Merseysiders narrowly escaped relegation to the Championship last season after finishing the campaign two points clear of the bottom three.

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