Earlier today, news broke that an independent commission had found Everton Football Club guilty of violating the Premier League’s profit and sustainability regulations.
As a result, Everton has been given a 10-point punishment and have now been demoted to 19th place with four points.
A statement from the Premier League reads: “An independent Commission has imposed an immediate deduction of 10 points on Everton FC for a breach of the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSRs).”
Now Matt Hughes of the Daily Mail has reported that a trio of Burnley, Leeds and Leicester City intend to sue Everton.
The Toffees escaped relegation on the final day of last season by two points, at the expense of Leicester City and Leeds.
The Clarets hold grievances for the season before last, when they got relegated and Frank Lampard managed to keep the Toffees up – again by the skin of their teeth.
It is not the first time the three sides have expressed their dissatisfaction that Everton’s case was not dealt with last season, with the rationale being Sean Dyches’ side would have been relegated instead of them if the points deduction had occurred in 2022/23.
Last month, Burnley, Leeds, and Leicester City penned a joint letter to the Premier League alerting them of their intention to sue if Everton were adjudged to have been guilty.
The £300 million amount is derived from an approximation of the £100 million that every team feels they have forfeited by being demoted to the Championship.
It is another bitter blow for the Merseyside club, as survival in this season’s Premier League would have been hard enough without these fresh handicaps.