Burnley, Leeds, and Leicester aim to sue Everton for a total of £300 million; there is a risk that Everton will lose a number of quality players, including Jordan Pickford.
Manchester City Could face Relegation
A 30-point deduction or automatic relegation from the Premier League would seem to be a very serious concern for both Manchester City and Chelsea should charges be proven in an independent regulatory panel. This is in light of the fact that Everton was docked 10 points for their infraction, and Everton was automatically demoted as a result.
Everton was fined for a single violation of Premier League rules, while City has been charged with 115 alleged violations; nevertheless, it is unlikely that City’s case will be settled for at least two years. Everton’s punishment was for a single infraction of Premier League rules.
Chelsea is still the subject of an investigation, but it seems likely that they will face charges in the near future. This is due to the fact that the club’s current owners have self-reported what appear to be considerable payments that would have violated Premier League rules when Roman Abramovich was the club’s owner.
According to a former financial advisor to the Premier League winners, both Manchester City and Chelsea face the possibility of being demoted to the second tier of the league as a direct result of Everton’s decision to deduct 10 points from their total.
On social media, when Everton was docked ten points, a lawyer named Stefan Borson, who has advised City, stated, “Without seeing the judgement or award, ten points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP [Financial Fair Play] breach to me.”
“But it reinforces that sanctions against City [if proven] and now Chelsea [if charged and admitted on the off-books payments] will be potentially relegation-inducing.”