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Why Everton received more points deduction than Nottingham Forest

Everton fans have been scratching their heads as to why they received an initial ten-point deduction and later reduced to six points, whereas Nottingham Forest got away with less severe punishment.

Forest have been hit with a four-point deduction after breaching the Premier League’s financial rules. As a result, they have dropped to the relegation zone, but Forest are expected to appeal in the coming days.

Everton breached the PSR limit by £19.5m but they were docked six points, whereas Forest breached the financial losses by £34.5m and only four points were deducted.

A written explanation has now been given that states the Toffees had provided “incorrect information” although in both cases the breaches were deemed as “significant” by the Premier League, as shared by The Times journalist, Martyn Ziegler.

“Nottingham Forest in breach of PL losses by £34.5m but only docked 4 points. Everton were in breach by £19.5m but were docked 6. The written reasons for Forest case provides some explanation for the difference – basically Everton seen to have provided “incorrect information”,” wrote Ziegler.

Everton braced for the second hearing

The Toffees, by now, have a clear idea of how many points they are likely to be docked as they have breached the financial threshold for losses yet again.

If they get a deduction of around four to six points, it could have a massive impact on the relegation battle. At the moment, Forest find themselves in the 18th position, and Luton Town are just above them.

Everton could find themselves in and around the relegation mark depending on the results from their next few games. Sean Dyche’s side has been horrendous in the Premier League in 2024, and they have failed to pick up a single victory this year.

If this worrying trend continues in the upcoming matches as well as we move into the business end of the season, they could be under serious pressure.

There is no quick-fix solution, but what Everton must do now is to get some wins under their belt and try to climb up the table as high as possible, so that even if they lose three to four points, they can stay well clear of the relegation zone.

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