SOUVENIR PROGRAMME

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 21, 2023: Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin applauds the supporters after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 243rd Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Everton charged by Premier League AGAIN – as 2 clubs face points deductions

Following their 10-point deduction for breaching Premier League spending rules earlier this season, Everton are one of two clubs to have now been charged again.

Earlier this season, Everton were docked 10 points for breaching the Premier League‘s profit and sustainability rule, with losses of £305.5 million between 2019/20 and 2021/22.

Clubs are not permitted to record losses of more than £105 million over three seasons, and after an independent hearing, the Merseyside club were sanctioned.

Everton have since appealed the deduction, but as it applied immediately, Sean Dyche’s side have been fighting the odds already this season.

Now, Everton have been charged again regarding profit and sustainability breaches, with Nottingham Forest joining them following a Premier League investigation.

These latest charges are relating to the three-year period spanning 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23, with the cases now referred to an independent commission.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 21, 2023: Everton's manager Sean Dyche during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 243rd Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Per the Times‘ Paul Joyce, hearings will be held by mid-April, with subsequent appeals resolved by the end of May, and any sanctions put into effect this season.

That leaves Everton at risk of a second points deduction if found guilty, though any verdict could hinge on their appeal for the previous charges, which will be heard later this month.

It comes as part of a new initiative from the Premier League to fast-track what are described as “straightforward breaches,” to be completed by the end of the relevant season.

Charges faced by both Man City and Chelsea, whose alleged breaches are historical and span a number of years, do not fall into this remit.

Both Everton – following their 10-point deduction in November – and Forest are firmly in the relegation battle as the Premier League passes its halfway mark.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 12, 2023: Everton's Abdoulaye Doucouré looks dejected after missing a chance during the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Fulham FC at Goodison Park. Fulham won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dyche’s side are 17th, sitting a point above Luton having played a game more, while Forest are 15th but only four points above the drop zone.

An Everton statement argued: “The club must now defend another Premier League complaint which includes the very same financial periods for which it has already been sanctioned, before that appeal has even been heard.

“The club takes the view that this results from a clear deficiency in the Premier League‘s rules.

Everton can assure its fans that it will continue to defend its position during the ongoing appeal and, should it be required to do so, at any future commission – and that the impact on supporters will be reflected as part of that process.”