Manchester City and Chelsea could reportedly face relegation from the Premier League following the decision to deduct points from Everton.
The Toffees were found guilty of breaking financial fair play rules and have had 10 points deducted by the Premier League as punishment.
Sean Dyche’s side now sit bottom of the table, level on points with Burnley but are still only two points off safety.
The severe punishment serves as a warning to other English clubs who are under investigation for alleged financial fair play breaches.
Manchester City faces a reported 115 breaches of FFP while Chelsea has come under scrutiny for alleged payments during Roman Abramovich’s time at the club.
According to Stefan Borson, a lawyer who has previously worked with Manchester City, claims that both clubs could potentially face relegation.
“Without seeing the judgement/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP [Financial Fair Play] breach to me.” he said on X.
“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.”