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Chelsea fined for failure to control their players... again

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It's become typical to read about Chelsea losing football matches of late, and it's also become typical to read about the club running afoul of The FA. It should come as no surprise, then, that the club found themselves on the receiving end of yet another fine on Tuesday, for failure to control their players during the West Ham fixture.

The FA has issued the following on the matter:

Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, West Ham United and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively after both clubs admitted an FA misconduct charge.

The charge was for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the fixture between the two sides on 24 October 2015.

Both clubs were also severely warned as to their future conduct.

So not just a warning, but a severe warning. The FA isn't messing around anymore, Chelsea really need to be on their best behaviour for the remainder of the season.

In all seriousness, this is getting to be a bit ridiculous. The FA keeps fining clubs following physical, feisty encounters, which are usually the result of an incompetent referee failing to take any control of the match. These fines are nothing more than slaps on the wrist given the amount of money in the Premier League, but in most cases, wouldn't be necessary if games were officiated remotely well.

They're not though, and Chelsea have been scolded. Again.