Previous points penalties
Middlesbrough 1996-97 Bryan Robson’s side were docked three points for failing to fulfil match obligations against Blackburn. Absences caused by injury and a virus left them with 17 fit players - five of them keepers. It was calamitous for Juninho ( ) and co: they were relegated by two points. Portsmouth 2009-10 A nine-point deduction for being the first Premier League club to go into administration made this a particularly brutal campaign for Portsmouth. Avram Grant’s team were already five points adrift at before they were given the penalty and finished 17 from safety, via the added misery of defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final. The punishment condemned them to life in the Championship and subsequently lower: they played four seasons in League Two from 2013-14 before stabilising in the third tier.