Chelsea has been charged by the English FA following their Premier League draw
against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. The London club have been charged with
two counts of failing to control their players which relates to the reaction
following referee Anthony Taylor’s decision to give a red card to Reece James
Referee Anthony Taylor went over to the video assistant review monitor and
immediately gave James a straight red card which, the FA alleges, led to arguments
with Chelsea players that extended beyond the half-time whistle.
In a statement, the FA said: ‘Chelsea FC has been charged with two breaches of FA
Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday
[28/08/21]. ‘It is alleged that Chelsea FC failed to ensure its players conducted
themselves in an orderly fashion during the 48th minute of the first half and
following the half-time whistle.
‘Chelsea FC has until Friday [03/09/21] to provide a response to this charge