Manchester City and Chelsea run the risk of relegation from the Premier League after Everton’s 10-point deduction set a powerful precedent, according to a former financial advisor to the champions.
The Toffees have been left reeling by the deduction, which plunges them to the bottom of the table, and plan to launch an appeal.
City faces 115 alleged breaches of the Premier League’s financial rules, and Chelsea could face scrutiny over alleged payments connected to former owner Roman Abramovich.
Stefan Borson, a lawyer who has advised City, tweeted after Everton’s news broke on Friday: ‘Without seeing the judgment/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP [Financial Fair Play] 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.’
A former financial advisor to Manchester City, Stefan Borson, has raised the prospect that Manchester City could be relegated for their 115 alleged financial breaches
Chelsea could be handed a points deduction after leaked files revealed a string of payments that may have breached strict football rules during Roman Abramovich’s ownership
Everton have suffered the hammer blow of a 10-point deduction for breaching financial rules
Borson tweeted that City—and potentially Chelsea—could face heavy sanctions, including relegation from the Premier League following the Everton points deduction precedent
Borson added that Chelsea may have to reappraise their transfer strategy with regards to Premier League Profitability and Sustainability rules after the Everton verdict
Source: DailyMail UK