Manchester City and Chelsea have both been fined by the Football Association for the fight towards the end of their Premier League match prior this month.
The FA were thought to consider a points deduction as a disciplinary issue for the Blues, who were as of late fined for another on-field fight against Tottenham toward the end of last season , however, have been given a heavy fine for the tumult. The FA announced its decision just two days after Conte suggested to the rumours of points deduction method as a joke.
Chelsea and Manchester City have been fined £100,000 and £35,000 respectively for failing to restrain their players during Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Manchester City on 3 December at Etihad Stadium.
The FA statement quoted: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Manchester City and Chelsea have been fined £35,000 and £100,000 respectively after both admitted a breach of FA Rule E20(a).The two clubs were charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. It followed an incident in the 95th minute of their game on Saturday 3 December 2016.”
Chelse’s fine is heavier than City’s a direct result of past disciplinary recklessness.
It was the fifth time in nineteen months that Chelsea was charged by the FA for neglecting to check their players.
The brawl happened in the fifth minute of injury time at the Etihad Stadium after Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero made a horror challenge on Chelsea guard David Luiz with a late bad challenge.
Aguero was shown a red card for the challenge and his team-mate Fernandinho tailed him sooner after grasping Cesc Fabregas by the neck and pushing him over a promotional heading board. Fabregas got away from any charge in spite of seeming to slap Fernandinho, instigating the Brazilian.
Chelsea have started the season in exquisite form and on a winning streak of nine games The Blues are currently at the top of the Premier League by three points ahead of their London rivals Arsenal who are at the second spot.
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