Chelsea has been penalised by the FA for failing to maintain control of their players during a tense Liverpool match.
Following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield, Chelsea has been punished.
Chelsea has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 following their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. The visitors were furious after Reece James was sent off late in the first half, leading to tense scenes before and after Mohamed Salah’s equalizer.
After the tense match between two early Premier League title contenders, an FA statement confirmed the Blues’ claims on Wednesday.
“Chelsea FC has been charged with two violations of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League match against Liverpool FC on Saturday [28/08/21], according to a statement released by the club.
“Chelsea FC is accused of failing to ensure that its players behaved in an orderly manner during the 48th minute of the first half and after the half-time whistle.
“Chelsea FC has until Friday, September 21st, to respond to this charge.”
After Anthony Taylor had shown James a red card for stopping the ball on the goal line following a six-yard box scramble, the two alleged violations occurred.
To add insult to injury, Taylor handed Liverpool a penalty, which Salah calmly placed home to cancel off Kai Havertz’s early header.
Following the major ruling, Chelsea players surrounded the referee and engaged in violent huddles with Liverpool stars.
It ultimately transformed the game’s trajectory, forcing the visitors to cling on for a point in a game they were in command of.
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