Chelsea and Leicester have both been fined £22,500 by the Football Association following
an on-field clash between the teams towards the end of a Premier League fixture at
Stamford Bridge on May 18.
The Blues defeated the Foxes 2-1 on the night, but a dangerous tackle by Ricardo Pereira
on Ben Chilwell stirred a melee involving players and staff of both teams.
Toni Rudiger squared up with Pereira after the tackle before other players got involved.
The clubs were then charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 last month, but now the FA
has confirmed the price of the fine.
A statement from an FA spokesperson reads: “Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC have been
fined £22,500 each after admitting a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier
League fixture on Tuesday 18 May 2021”
In May 2016, the Blues were fined £375,000 for a similar brawl with Tottenham Hotspur
at the same venue during a Premier League clash.
‘Both clubs admitted that they failed to ensure their players and club officials conducted
themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from provocative behavior during the
93rd minute of the fixture.’