Leicester ‘facing potential Premier League record points deduction’ amid Enzo Maresca’s imminent Chelsea move


Leicester are facing an enormous potential Premier League record points deduction.

Upon finishing at the Championship summit and securing promotion the Foxes are facing a difficult summer.

The club look likely to lose manager Enzo Maresca, who masterminded their promotion, to Chelsea while they could also be the latest club to be hit with a sizeable points deduction for breaching financial rules.

The Telegraph’s sources have estimated the club’s punishment could be anything between six to 15 points.

In turn, Leicester could face a larger deduction than the Premier League record nine points Portsmouth were docked back in 2009, which left them rooted at the bottom of the table.

In March, Leicester were charged with breaching the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules over a three year period ending in 2022-23.

The Foxes responded by releasing a statement to confirm they have opened legal proceedings against the Premier League and Football League before posting their account for the 2022-23 campaign, revealing a loss of £90million.

Elsewhere, with Maresca likely to leave, Leicester will have to recruit a replacement, with the Telegraph having listed former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter and West Brom’s Carlos Corberan as two candidates likely to be in the mix.

On Monday it was widely reported that Chelsea had been given permission by Leicester to speak to Maresca about succeeding Mauricio Pochettino at Stamford Bridge.


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