The Premier League outfit, Everton are facing the prospect of relegation after another defeat to city rivals, Liverpool, on Sunday. Relegation from the English top-flight would result in a huge revenue loss for at least one season.
Even if manager Frank Lampard may take positives from the team’s mentality and organization despite losing at Anfield, there is no ignoring the fact that Everton is facing relegation for the first time in 71 years.
They’re 18th in the table and two points from safety with six games remaining, a situation that would see them slip out of the competition. Though pinpointing exactly what went wrong for Everton is tough, evidence points to a succession of poor returns on investment in players and coaches. They are in the bottom three for the first time since December 2019, but more importantly, it is the first time since 1998-99 that the club has been in a position that no one wants to be this late in the season.
Everton’s overall transfer fee value of $390.7 million have placed them sixth in the Premier League.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Iwobi, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, and Jordan Pickford, who have all been involved in legal issues, injuries, or poor form this season, account for $183.8 million in transfer fees.
The Toffees are 8-5-19 this season under three different managers after finishing 10th last season under Carlo Ancelotti.
If Everton is relegated, they will at least receive a monetary injection to help them get back on their feet, the Premier League has implemented three-year parachute payments to fallen teams.
The English Premier League teams made a combined $6.6 billion in revenue in 2018-19, while the English Football League (EFL) Championship clubs only made $998.8 million.