Chelsea Charged By FA For Players’ Conduct Against Liverpool
The Football Association(FA) have charged Chelsea for their players’ conduct during Saturday’s Premier League game against Liverpool at Anfield.
The European champions escaped with a point after playing the dying embers of the first half and the entirety of the second half with ten men following Reece James’s dismissal moments before half-time.
Kai Havertz’s opener was cancelled out by Mohamed Salah’s penalty, with the game ending 1-1.
Referee Anthony Taylor penalized James for a handball incident on the goal line following a VAR review just before half time.
Chelsea’s players protested Taylor’s decision but took their remonstrations too far which earned Antonio Rudiger and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy yellow cards. A little fracas also broke out among both sets of players after Salah’s penalty when Mendy kicked the ball into Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
A statement from the FA read: "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."