Everton and Nottingham Forest are reportedly facing a points deduction over alleged breaches of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability regulations.
But an expected outcome in the event Manchester City are found guilty of 115 alleged charges from the Premier League has emerged.
Everton were previously hit with a 10-points deduction and are currently in the process of appealing, though guidelines state that they and Forest are at risk of a fine or docked points.
The news has caused many to wonder what the situation looks like in regards to City, even though the case is different and takes longer to process.
Following a four-year investigation, City are alleged to have breached rules over a period of nine seasons between 2009/10 and 2017/18.
The club are accused of not providing the accurate financial information when it comes to club revenue, sponsorship revenue and operating costs.
The matter is not likely to be closed anytime soon and will be decided by an independent commission.
In terms of punishments if found guilty, potential relegation from the Premier League or even expulsion from the Football League on the whole has been mentioned, while some have speculated about the possibility of City being stripped from their three Premier League titles won in the aforementioned period.
However, back in February, Kaveh Solhekol ofSky Sports, claimed that most people are expecting City will likely be hit with a “small points deduction” should they be found guilty.
City have drafted Lord Pannick KC of Blackstone Chambers to fight their corner and he typically charges £5000 to £10,000 per hour.
He previously represented on two occasions, including getting the two-year suspension overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), after UEFA had ruled that the Blues committed “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play regulations in a four-year period between 2012 and 2016.
When an outcome is reached, it will be announced on the official Premier League website.
According toSimon Stoneyfrom the BBC, Premier League chief Richard Masters says a “date has been set” for City’s case but refused to shed any more light.