Manchester City and Chelsea could be RELEGATED from the Premier League amid Everton's points deduction, according to a financial expert.
Everton have been deducted 10 points by the Premier League for breaching financial fair play (FFP) rules.
The ruling leaves the Toffees in the relegation zone, two points from safety as they occupy 19th place.
Two clubs were responsible for Everton's points deduction, having written a joint letter to the Premier League.
Man City, meanwhile, face 115 alleged breaches of the Premier League's financial rules and Chelsea could face a potential sanction over alleged payments connected to former owner Roman Abramovich, who has started a new life following the sale of the Stamford Bridge outfit.
After Everton were hit with a points deduction, Stefan Borson, a lawyer who has advised the Etihad club, claims Man City and Chelsea could be relegated from England's top flight if they are found guilty of breaching FFP rules.
On X, he wrote: "Without seeing the judgement/award -10 points for Everton feels harsh for a straightforward FFP [Financial Fair Play] breach to me.
"But reinforces that sanctions against City [if proven] and now Chelsea [if charged and admitted on the off-books payments] will be potentially relegation inducing."
In another tweet, he added: "One thing is for sure, given the scale of this sporting sanction, Chelsea's calculus [in my opinion] that they could breach PL P&S [Profit and Sustainability] and just take a fine as a cost of doing business, must be in urgent and immediate reconsideration.
"The January window may be interesting. Even in the best case, they can no longer rely on being able to convince an Independent Commission to accept their Covid and Sanctions allowances as exceptional adjustments [to the extent that was the plan]."
Will Man City and Chelsea be relegated from the Premier League? Watch this space.