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Premier League considering fixed points deductions

The Premier League are said to be considering handing out fixed points deductions, according to reports this weekend.

The league organisation want to copy what the EFL have in place where clubs are charged for exceeding the spending cap, which breaches financial fair play regulations.

Their are no such sanctions available at present meaning teams could keep spending to avoid relegation and hope that if they are found guilty they would be punished by a fine the following season.

Sportsmail suggested that Aston Villa, who sit 18th in the Premier League table, may be the first club to face the sanction due to their spending on transfers, something of which is reported to be £133m just last summer.

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Wesley and Tyrone Mings both cost the club more than £20m each and they also brought on Douglas Luiz, wingers Trezeguet and Anwar El Ghazi, keeper Tom Heaton, defenders Bjorn Engels, Matt Targett and Ezri Konsa.

Top-flight clubs want the Premier League to make it clear how they intend to impose those regulations in the hope it would act as a deterrent to overspending.

The English Football League have brought in fixed tariffs of between three and 12 points, which all depends on the level of overspending, but clubs could also be issued a further nine-point penalty for an aggravated breach.


After finding out that the Premier League are considering giving out fixed points deductions for exceeding the spending cap, fans gave their reaction, with many naming which teams they think are at risk – see those tweets on the next page.


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