Everton teaches Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea a valuable lesson in rescuing a costly predicament

Chelsea might be the only club to analyze Farhad Moshiri’s transfer record at Everton and conclude that he didn’t spend enough but made good acquisitions. Sunday’s clash at Goodison Park will see Everton and Chelsea, two clubs that have suffered differently as a result of overspending. Everton was deducted 10 points for failing Financial Fair Play by £19.5m, which is under 2 percent of Chelsea’s outlay under Todd Boehly. With their 10 points restored, Everton would be above Chelsea in the table. Sean Dyche has found a winning formula for Everton, while Chelsea enters the weekend closer in points to the bottom three than the top four. Despite an outlay of some £1bn, Chelsea looks to be in their second successive season of underachievement. They might face another year without Champions League revenue or any European income at all, even as they spent a record sum on transfers. Both clubs have struggled with different aspects of their acquisitions, and it is uncertain where they will end up.