Everton’s 10-point deduction makes relegation look very real prospect for Man City and Chelsea – Paper Talk

Plus: A former financial advisor to Man City believes Pep Guardiola’s side and Chelsea run the risk of relegation from the Premier League; Burnley, Leeds and Leicester intend to sue Everton for a total of £300m; Everton could lose a host of star names including Jordan Pickford

The top stories from the newspapers after Everton were handed a 10-point deduction after breaching the Premier League’s financial rules…


Given the 10-point deduction handed to Everton, the threat of a 30-point deduction or automatic relegation from the Premier League would look to be very real for both Manchester City and Chelsea should charges be proved in an independent regulatory commission.

Everton’s sanction was for a single breach of Premier League rules, while City have been charged with 115 alleged breaches – although City’s case is not likely to be settled for at least two years.

Chelsea remain under investigation but charges look inevitable given that the new owners have self-reported what appear to be substantial payments that would have broken Premier League rules during the previous ownership under Roman Abramovich.

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Football finance expert Kieran Maguire explains why Everton have been deducted 10 points by the Premier League and what he expects them to do regarding an appeal

Ged Roddy, the architect of the Premier League’s academy system, is to play a leading role in setting up Fifa’s football talent pathway in India.

Aberdeen revealed they have cancelled a small number of ticket sales for the League Cup final next month amid concerns that Rangers fans may have tried to infiltrate their section of Hampden.


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.

Stefan Borson, a lawyer who has advised City, said on social media after Everton’s 10-point deduction: “Without seeing the judgement/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.”

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Leicester City, Burnley, Southampton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all considering taking action after Everton were handed a 10-point deduction

Everton could have been given a much harsher punishment over their financial rule breaches, according to the Premier League’s official handbook.

Everton projected a sixth-place finish for themselves in the 2021-2022 season before going on to finish 16th – causing them to miss out on an expected income of £21m, according to a report.

Sir Alex Ferguson was over the moon after his best flat horse, Spirit Dancer, landed a £500,000 prize in Bahrain in thrilling style.

France U21 boss Thierry Henry has admitted his concern about a lack of game time for Lesley Ugochukwu at Chelsea.

Former Manchester United and Leeds coach Chris Armas has secured a return to MLS as head coach of the Colorado Rapids.

Brighton target Rafiu Durosinmi is setting his sights on a move to the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt leading the chase.

Graeme Souness believes England have the talent in their squad to win Euro 2024 but only if manager Gareth Southgate is bold enough to take the handbrake off and make them fear they have no-one to fear.

Sri Lanka face being stripped of hosting rights for the U19 Cricket World Cup in January after their suspension from international cricket over government interference.

Maro Itoje faces a decision over his Saracens future as changes to salary cap mean he will not be able to be kept as a marquee player and a new contract offer comes in at only half of his current £800,000 yearly wage.


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Jamie Carragher feels Everton’s 10-point Premier League deduction is ‘excessive’ and they have a good case for getting it reduced

Everton face the nightmare scenario of rival clubs suing them for tens of millions of pounds for breaching Premier League financial rules following the club’s unprecedented 10-point deduction.

The Premier League had originally recommended a 12-point deduction for the Merseyside club.

Australian rugby has erupted into civil war with six member unions demanding the resignation of embattled chairman Hamish McLennan following the botched hiring of Eddie Jones.

Rod Ellingworth is to leave his role with the Ineos Grenadiers cycling team at the end of the year and he could be followed by Sir Dave Brailsford, who is set to take up a role at Manchester United.


Everton could lose a host of star names including Jordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Amadou Onana.

England hitman Ivan Toney is torn over a January move from Brentford.

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Sky Sports’ Peter Smith and Lyall Thomas discuss whether Brentford striker Ivan Toney is worth the £100m price tag the club have given him

Chelsea are reportedly chasing Monaco starlet Malamine Efekele – who has been dubbed the “next Kylian Mbappe”.

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana, according to reports.

Juventus have met with Arsenal ace Thomas Partey and his representatives ahead of the January transfer window.

Manchester United are reportedly considering a swoop for RB Leipzig defender Castello Lukeba.


American firm 777 Partners are highly unlikely to be deterred from the potential purchase of Everton – despite the 10-point deduction dished out to the club.

Image: 777 co-founder Josh Wander (centre) at Goodison


Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is believed to have been impressed by Harry Maguire’s reaction to losing the Red Devils captaincy.

Former Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed how much he is missing being involved in football management and stated his desire to return to the English game.


Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) are set to sell a minority stake in Paris Saint-Germain – but say they remain fully committed to the French champions.

Manchester City midfielder Mateo Kovacic is likely to miss two to three weeks of action after suffering a recurrence of a quad injury.

Vinicius Junior has left the Brazil international squad and is returning to Real Madrid’s facilities after sustaining a left thigh injury in the World Cup qualifying defeat against Colombia.

Image: Real Madrid Vinicius Jr has suffered an injury on Brazil duty

Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will return to Barcelona on Saturday after suffering from “acute back pain”.

Barcelona will play a friendly against Club America in Dallas on December 21, one day after their La Liga fixture against Almeria.

Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is expected to be sidelined between eight to 10 weeks after suffering a knee ligament rupture.

The NFL is investigating the Cincinnati Bengals over Joe Burrow’s injury status this week after video emerged of him with a wrist support on before he was injured against the Baltimore Ravens.


Liverpool’s plans of replacing Jurgen Klopp with club legend Xabi Alonso have been dealt a major blow by Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could be a key bargaining chip for Tottenham in January as they seek to do a deal with Juventus for two players – forward Samuel Iling-Junior and left-back Andrea Cambiaso.


Royston Drenthe has announced he is retiring from football for a second time.


Gwangju FC boss Lee Jung-Hyo has claimed that Jung Ho-Yeon has sparked confusion over a potential move to Celtic – with the midfielder being the only one to tell him about a move.

Bologna striker Sydney van Hooijdonk has left the door open for a January exit with Celtic reportedly considering reviving their interest.

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