How other clubs have fared after points deductions in the Premier League as Everton become latest side to be punished
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How other clubs have fared after points deductions in the Premier League as Everton become latest side to be punished

Nov 18, 2023

Everton have just been hit with a ten-point deduction from the Premier League for breaking profit and sustainability rules.

This has the potential to drastically change their season, as it did to the other sides who endured similar scenarios.

Everton are staring down the barrel now

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Everton are staring down the barrel now

The club intend to appeal, but if they are unsuccessful, their fate might be relegation to the Championship, with the club now in the bottom three.

What happened to the other Premier League clubs hit by points deductions?

Portsmouth – 2009/10

Pompey were deducted nine points in March 2010 for becoming the first top-flight club to enter administration.

The south coast-based side racked up debts of £65million.

Portsmouth were already five points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League, so this basically sealed their relegation.

Pompey were left 17 points off safety with just nine games left to play, meaning they needed a miracle to stay up, which didn’t happen.

They did reach the FA Cup final only to lose 1-0 to Chelsea.

Portsmouth are yet to return to the Premier League and are currently competing in League One.

Portsmouth haven't played in the Premier League since their relegation

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Portsmouth haven’t played in the Premier League since their relegation

Middlesbrough – 1996/97

The only other top-flight club to receive a points deduction in the top-flight is Middlesbrough.

However, the reason for their punishment has nothing to do with finances.

Instead, they were docked three points for failing to fulfil a fixture against Blackburn Rovers.

A virus swept across the squad, leaving the Teesiders with 17 players – five were goalkeepers and five had yet to make their debuts.

Boro directly contacted the Premier League to say they wouldn’t play and were punished. Middlesbrough went down by two points later that season despite making it to the League and FA Cup finals, losing both.

Middlesbrough were brutally relegated as a direct result of their points deduction

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Middlesbrough were brutally relegated as a direct result of their points deduction

Everton – 2023/24

As it stands, Everton are in the bottom three, meaning that relegation is a real possibility.

And given the fate of the other two Premier League teams, things don’t look good.

However, there are a few positives that Toffees fans should recognise.

The club are going to launch an appeal, so the deduction might be reduced or turned into a fine.

And the current season is just over a quarter of the way through, so there are lots of games left.

And finally, because the current bottom three have been so poor, Everton are only two points from safety even with this ten-point deduction.

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