The Toffees were found to have breached the &aposprofit and sustainability rules&apos enforced by the Premier League and had overspent by 24m over the past five years. Everton&aposs punishment is record-breaking for the top flight and leaves them floundering in the relegation zone.
Everton&aposs breaches are comparatively minor in comparison to the 115 charges which are currently in front of City. Should the Premier League find the Blues guilty of the complaints against them, former City advisor Stefan Borson is fearful of what this could mean for the club and Chelsea who are also under investigation.
The Daily Mirror reports him saying: “Without seeing the judgement/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP breach to me. But reinforces that sanctions against City [if proven] and now Chelsea [if charged and admitted on the off-books payments] will be potentially relegation-inducing.