Former Man City financial advisor sends Chelsea Premier League relegation warning


The Premier League’s decision to punish Everton for being found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules has sent shock waves around Chelsea and Manchester City.

Sean Dyche’s men saw a five-place drop from 14th into the relegation zone after looking incredibly likely to avoid a third consecutive relegation fight. Premier League rules permit clubs to lose £105million over a three-year period – Everton have posed a £430million deficit over five years.

The punishment at Goodison Park was a landmark moment in English football with the Toffees becoming the first team to be docked points for breaking FFP regulations. And now, Chelsea and Man City could face similar problems.

Question marks over the Blues’ spending under former owner Roman Abramovich have developed over the last week following a recent investigation into alleged payments made by the club. These said payments, which belong to the Russian billionaire, were ‘routed through offshore vehicles’.

In City’s case, the European champions have been charged with 115 alleged breaches of financial rules. Unlike Chelsea’s situation, the case involving Pep Guardiola’s team is likely to take years to sort given the immense scrutiny it will have to undergo.

Everton’s punishment has sparked concerns with both teams of what could happen to them. Alongside a points deduction, reports of a possible relegation to Chelsea and Man City has been touted.

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