Everton owner calls for Premier League to dock points from Chelsea

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Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has called for the Premier League to dock points from the ‘Big Six’ clubs for their part in the European Super League plans.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have all agreed to be founding clubs of the European Super League.

“Every facet of it is against the very idea of British football,” Moshiri told talkSPORT.

“Football belongs to the fans and to their communities. This just takes much of their romance of football away.

“Who wants to see Real Madrid and Liverpool every year? You want Liverpool and Everton to play. It’s just a money game, it’s not football any more.

“I think the Premier League should deduct points from these clubs.

“When clubs get deducted points for minor things – poaching a manager, a player, exceeding Financial Fair Play, these six clubs are attacking the very heart of the Premier League and I think they should be disciplined. That’s what I’d do.”

Moshiri added: “They should have discussed it with the Premier League. It should have been discussed with all the chairmen. It is a system that has worked for many years. The Champions League is an amazing competition – it is the Super League.

“The Premier League needs to discipline clubs. They need to treat powerful clubs as severely as the poorer clubs.

“Football is about competition. When you see West Brom beating Chelsea, this is football.

“A club like Leeds can go down and come back and beat Liverpool, this is football. To deny this competition devalues the game.”

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