Everton has received an immediate 10-point deduction in the Premier League for breaching profit and sustainability rules 

This sporting sanction is the largest in Premier League history, leaving Everton in 19th place with a new total of four points 

Everton expressed shock and disappointment at the ruling, deeming it "wholly disproportionate and unjust." The club intends to appeal the decision 

In March, the Premier League referred Everton to an independent commission without specifying the details of the alleged breach 

Everton reported a £44.7m deficit in the 2021-22 season, marking their fifth consecutive year of financial losses 

Premier League clubs are allowed a £105m loss over three years; however, Everton admitted breaching profit and sustainability rules for the period ending 2021-22 

After a five-day hearing in October, the independent commission ruled in favor of the Premier League, determining Everton's losses at £124.5m 

Everton, in a statement, disputed the finding, rejecting the claim that they failed to act with utmost good faith and challenging the severity of the imposed sanction 

Only two other clubs in Premier League history have faced points deductions: Middlesbrough in 1996-97 (3 points) and Portsmouth in 2010 (9 points) 

Everton's deduction places them alongside Burnley at the bottom of the table with four points, two points adrift of safety, marking a significant setback in their season