Chelsea has been fined 25,000 pounds ($34,000) for failing to control its players
in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Liverpool at Anfield last month, the Football
Association (FA) said on Wednesday
Chelsea players clashed with their Liverpool counterparts and referee Anthony Taylor
after the latter decided to send off defender Reece James in first-half stoppage time
for handball and award a penalty, which Mohamed Salah converted.
“The club admitted failing to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an
orderly fashion during both the 48th minute of the first half and following the half-
time whistle,” the FA said in a statement.
“Chelsea FC has been fined £25,000 for two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 which occurred
during their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday 28 August
Kai Havertz’s headed goal had put Chelsea in front before Salah levelled from the
spot. Chelsea’s 10 men held firm for a point, however, leaving both sides unbeaten
three matches into the new league campaign.
James will serve his one-match suspension when Chelsea host Aston Villa as the
Premier League resumes on Saturday after the international break