After last season’s heartbreak, since the appointment of Antonio Conte, things have been going picturesque for Chelsea as they are sitting pretty at the top of English Premier League after 14 game weeks. But, the mass brawl at the dying moments of the Chelsea v Manchester City game, which Chelsea won 3-1, is set to cost both the teams heavy.
Chelsea FC and Manchester City have been charged for their players’ mass violent conduct by the Football Association and are set to face hefty fines as the rumpus took place. The FA will look into video footage, and will look into referee Anthony Taylor’s report on the same, prior to deciding what action needs to be taken, according to Mirror and Evening Standrard.
The FA will take action on Chelsea and City for failing to control the untoward behavior of their players, that involves the managers as well.
The Football Associate stated, confirming the upcoming fine on Chelsea and City, the clubs ”failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.”
The heated brawl was triggered after City striker Sergio Aguero lunged on Chelsea defender David Luiz. Moments after, City midfielder Fernandinho pushed Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas by the throat, dragging him to the sidelines after the Chelsea midfielder reportedly slapped on Fernandinho’s face.
FA, the Governing body, released the official statement: “Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.”
”It follows an incident in the 95th minute of the game on Saturday 3 December.”
”Both clubs have until 6pm on 8 December 2016 to respond to the charge.”
The fine is set to be handed before Saturday. Chelsea previously were slashed with a fine of record £600,000 after their match with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge due to same reason, back in May.
After Aguero’s horror tackle on Luiz, Nathaniel Chalobah came to Luiz’s defense as Chalobah pushed Aguero to the ground. The Argentine got red carded and was handed a four match ban.
Aguero's tackle on David Luiz is much better with this classic Martin Tyler commentary…pic.twitter.com/OQUHmsvqsd
— Pie Sports Booze ? (@piesportsbooze) December 4, 2016
Fernandinho got crazy because he tried to be a peacemaker but Fabregas slapped on his face, said Thierry Henry. Fernandinho was handed a three match ban.
Fernandinho choke slams Fabregas over the advertising boards WOW!
No wonder he got sent off
— Football Gone Viral (@Footygoneviral) December 3, 2016