The fallout from Everton's Premier League points deduction continues.

The Toffees are set to appeal the decision this week, and a number of other clubs, including Leicester and Leeds, could seek compensation.

It means the club move back down into the relegation zone, though a number of pundits are under the impression that Sean Dyche is doing a successful job and will steer the club to safety this season.

Meanwhile, speculation continues surrounding possible punishments for Man City and Chelsea, who now face punishment should they be found guilty of respective financial breaches.

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Jarrad Branthwaite captains England U21s at Goodison

Everton defender Jarrard Branthwaite starred for England U21s at Goodison Park on Tuesday nught.

Lee Carsley's side enjoyed a comfortable victory over Northern Ireland and Branthwaite was at the heart of defence. The 21-year-old captained the side and will aim to continue his commanding performances for Everton when he returns to Premier League action on Sunday.

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Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite captained England under-21s at Goodison Park. (Image: Photo by Jan Kruger - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Reminder: Timeline of Everton appeal over points deduction

Everton will lodge their appeal this week over the i10-point deduction that was handed out to them.

The ECHO understands that Everton plan to formally submit their appeal before the end of this week and that the process will be completed before the end of the season, though there is no detailed guidance on a potential timescale at this stage.

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A general view of the exterior of Everton's home ground Goodison Park (Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Premier League clubs fail to pass rule change

Premier League clubs have failed to pass a motion to block related-party loans in the January transfer window by one vote.

14 votes are required to pass a motion and the final count was 13-7, meaning no rules will be changed ahead of the upcoming transfer window. It has been reported by The Times that Everton were one of the clubs to reject the motion.

It means that there will be no restrictions on players securing loans from foreign teams that are under the ownership as the Premier League club they are moving to, as long as the market value is deemed fair.

This could well impact Everton in the future, with prospective owners 777 Partners having ties to Standard Liege (Belgium), Red Star FC (France), Vasco da Gama (Brazil), Hertha Berlin (Germany), Genoa (Italy) and Melbourne Victory (Australia).

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Same independent panel to oversee compensation claims

Compensation claims made by other clubs, following Everton's breach of profit and sustainability rules, will reportedly be overseen by the same independent commission that handed out the 10-point deduction.

That's accroding to a report from The Times and up to five clubs have been linked with taking financial action. They are last season's relegated clubs - Leeds United, Leicester City, Southampton - plus Burnley and Nottingham Forest.

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Neal Maupay explains Everton struggles

Neal Maupay has spoken about his frustrating spell with Everton.

The striker rejoined Brentford on loan in the summer and is seemingly keen to stay with the Bees. Speaking about his time on Merseyside, Mauapy told Sky Sports:

“I didn’t play much, but when I was on the pitch, I wasn’t the best version of myself. I didn’t find my best form.

“I’m always honest and tell the truth; last season, I didn’t enjoy myself. I didn’t enjoy my football and life up there was tough. The people around the club, the fans, made my life really difficult.”

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Neal Maupay playing for Everton in their opening game of this season (Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

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Hello and welcome to our Everton FC liveblog this Wednesday morning!

The Blues are back in action in a matter of days, though the chatter around Goodison Park continues to be around the points deduction handed out by the Premier League for breaching profitbality and sustainability rules.

Stay tuned for the latest updates on the club's appeal and much more and in the meantime here are our top stories: