Chelsea have accepted a Soccer Affiliation cost and been fined £20,000 after gamers and coaches surrounded referee Lee Mason at half-time throughout final Wednesday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Huddersfield City.
The Blues had been angered when Mason awarded the hosts a nook however then blew for half-time earlier than it was taken by Willian. The official had adjudged the required stoppage time had elapsed.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Antonio Rudiger led the protests. Rudiger needed to be dragged away by assistant coach Carlo Cudicini, who additionally addressed Mason.
A FA assertion on Wednesday learn: “Chelsea have been fined £20,000 after accepting a cost for failing to make sure their gamers and/or officers performed themselves in an orderly trend.
“The incident occurred at half-time in the course of the sport towards Huddersfield City on Wednesday, Could 9.”
The Blues had been annoyed by time-wasting and gamesmanship from City all through the sport, the results of which hit their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League subsequent season.
And a 3-Zero loss at Newcastle final Sunday noticed Chelsea end fifth.
Antonio Conte’s facet may but end the season with a trophy. The Blues play Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup closing at Wembley.
Reporting by Press Affiliation.