The independent commission of the Premier League made official this Friday the deduction of 10 points to Everton for financial irregularities. A decision that the Goodison Park club did not like at all, as they claim to be "shocked" and "disappointed" by this measure. Sean Dyche's team drops from fourteenth place to penultimate in the English competition standings, after the sanction was applied.
At the same time, Everton goes from having 14 points to four and is tied with bottom team Burnley. Salvation for the Toffees is also complicated, given that they are currently five points away from permanence, which Andoni Iraola's Bournemouth marks with nine.
The independent Premier League Commission understands that Everton lost 124.5 million pounds in the 2021-2022 season, which exceeds the three-year limit of 105 million allowed by the championship.
Likewise, the administrative body will look "with great interest" at other possible cases of non-compliance with financial fair play, which is why Manchester City is in the spotlight, after being accused of violating 115 economic rules.
"Everton maintains that it has been open and transparent with the information it has given to the Premier League and that it has always respected the integrity of the process. The club does not recognize the verdict that it has not acted in good faith and does not understand that this is has been used as an accusation by the Premier League during the procedure.
"The harshness and severity of the sanction is not a fair and reasonable reflection of the evidence given," adds the Goodison Park entity, which has communicated its intention to "appeal the decision to the Premier League." In addition, Everton has stated that "it will closely follow the decisions made in other cases relating to the Premier League's Sustainability and Profits rules."