Chelsea settle for FA cost and £20,000 nice for ‘failing to manage gamers’ in Huddersfield draw (News)


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.

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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.

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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.


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