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The relegation scrap at the bottom of the English topflight has just loosened up a little, as Everton have just been handed a 10-point deduction. 

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The favourites for relegation every year are the newly promoted teams and that seemed to be the direction the Premier League was going in this season, however a first ever home win in the Premier League for Luton Town and an Everton point deduction has livened up the relegation battle and sparked new questions for this Premier League season. Is Luton Town really capable of staying up this season? Are Everton finally going to depart from the top flight?  

The previous Premier League campaign marked the fourth time since the 92/93 season that the three promoted teams all survived relegation (Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, and Fulham). This had only happened three times before last season, so seeing Sheffield United back amongst the elite of English football for another season will be highly unlikely. Nonetheless the Premier League can be terrifically unpredictable. There are also weak teams that stayed in the Premier League another year and these teams such as Bournemouth and Fulham could be dazed by the fight the newly promoted club’s show. The hot cauldron that are the bottom positions in the Premier League will want to be avoided by the likes of Bournemouth, Fulham and Nottingham Forest as they look to establish themselves in the English top flight. 

Luton Town have the highest number of points after 13 games out of their promotion buddies. Nearly every sport news publication and company touted Luton Town to be stuck in the relegation zone for the duration of their stay in the Premier League, but with help of brilliant performances in between the sticks from Kaminski, and goal contributions from Carlton Morris, Luton have been able to stand their ground and Kenilworth Road is slowly being transformed into a fortress.  

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The team with the worst start in the league is Burnley FC who only five years ago were a Premier League side gaining European football. Burnley have had a tough time under Vincent Kompany who has only managed to win one game in thirteen matches. Without their old manager Sean Dyche Burnley have struggled. Dyche’s style of football was a unit tough to break down for a lot of teams in the Premier League for several seasons; it was the catalyst to their survival on such a shoe-string budget. Now at Everton, Sean Dyche has yet another relegation avoiding objective, this time with Everton.  

The Everton players and fans will count themselves unlucky as they are handed a 10 point deduction after a decent start to their season. The poor management of finances at the top of the club by their board of directors. The neglect shown by the higher-ups has not only cost the team financially but also emotionally. 

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May 2024