The Premier League punishment that could cause the relegation of Manchester City and Chelsea

The Premier League punishment that could cause the relegation of Manchester City and Chelsea
November 18, 2023 – 10:00

One club has already fallen to the penultimate place in the standings with four points. What will happen to the other European teams?


He Everton club suffered a remove ten points in the Premier League by non-compliance with financial competition regulations in the 2021-2022 season. In parallel, there are other teams that are endangered of living the same situation.

The sanction comes after an investigation started last March, which determined the violation of Profitability and Sustainability Rules with a loss in the year greater than that allowed by the authorities. In that period, the entity Liverpool recorded a loss of 124.5 million poundswhich exceeds the limit of 105 million in three years that allows the Premier League.

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With the discount, which meant the largest penalty in the history of the Premier League, Everton went back to penultimate place in the classification with four units, only above Burnleywhich has the same score but with a worse goal difference.

Removal of points for financial non-compliance: which teams could be relegated

According to the English newspaper Guardianthe removal of points for financial non-compliance would not have a single victim: The possibility of a punishment now rests on Manchester City and Chelsea, two of the most powerful teams in the world and with a significant flow of transactions and investments in recent years. It is “possible that an earthquake of much greater magnitude is coming,” they say from the English press.

Manchester City, last champion of the Champions League, has been under investigation since February for having more than 100 violations in recent seasons, while the Chelsea, team that has the Argentine Enzo Fernandez as the main figure, he is looked at closely for financial irregularities committed between 2012 and 2019.

Sports lawyer Catherine Forshaw, speaking with The Guardian, He noted that “if you are a lawyer for these clubs, after this verdict you will be more nervous. There is already a precedent. And compared to Chelsea and Manchester City, Everton are likely to be at the lower end of the spectrum in terms of severity. So I think relegation is not ruled out.”

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