Everton have stressed they have complied with the rules and insist they will “robustly defend” their position.
A major setback came for Everton as they faced a 12-point deduction from the Premier League. They face the punishment for breaching profit and sustainability rules.
The Toffees are facing the threat of severe sanctions if they lose their fight against allegedly breaking the Premier League’s financial regulations.
This deduction will give a major setback to the club as they might be in relegation this season. They narrowly escaped last season. They are currently 16th in the table, three points off the relegation zone.
The club have stressed they have complied with the rules and insist they will “robustly defend” their position, arguing that exemptions, including those related to the coronavirus crisis, will clear them of any wrongdoing.
In February, Manchester City were also charged with breaching 115 regulations over 14 seasons from 2009/10 to last season.
Premier League’s statement said: “The proceedings before the commission will, in accordance with Premier League Rule W.82, be confidential and heard in private.
“Under Premier League Rule W.82.2, the Commission’s final award will be published on the Premier League’s website. The League will be making no further comment until that time.”
Everton have secured two wins from their opening nine games and they will make their trip to West Ham on Sunday.
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