Everton face record-breaking points deduction that’d put them bottom of the Prem

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    Everton are facing a record-breaking 12-point deduction for allegedly breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

    The Toffees are said to have breached the Premier League's financial regulations and, if found guilty, could be slapped with a 12-point penalty. If Everton are handed the most severe punishment, they will be bottom of the Premier League on -5 points as the table stands.

    Sean Dyche's side have narrowly avoided the drop for the past two seasons, and such a punishment in either season would have sent them down. The Toffees look set to be involved in another relegation battle this time around.

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    Dyche's side are currently 16th in the table, however they are only three points above the drop zone. Everton have only accumulated seven points all season – five less than their potential punishment.

    If Everton are to face the 12-point deduction, the Toffees would find themselves 11 points from safety. And, according to The Telegraph, the Premier League are pushing for the most severe punishment.

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    Everton's FFP case is currently being heard by an independent commission after they recorded losses of £371.8million over a three-year period – well over the Premier League's £105million threshold.

    However, the report states that Everton believe they have complied with the rules and insist they will “robustly defend” their position – arguing that coronavirus related exemptions will land them in the clear. Everton could also face less severe punishments – such as a fine or a transfer embargo.

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