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The FA's get rich quick scheme hits new heights with Chelsea, Spurs fines

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Tottenham Hotspur broke a Premier League when they managed to collect nine (9!) yellow cards -- and, almost as impressively, zero (0!) red cards -- in the clash that completely broke their season at Stamford Bridge a couple weeks ago.  For their efforts, after admitting the charge of failing to control their players (Rule E20), they were levied a new record fine of £225,000.

Just like their title challenge, this record lasted barely a minute, if that.

Chelsea may not have broken yellow card records, but thanks to being serial "offenders" of this rule E20 over the past 18 months, the Blues were fined a massive £375,000.  The previous record, before these rulings was Arsenal's £175,000 fine for the "Battle of Old Trafford".

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been fined £375,000 and £225,000 respectively after both clubs admitted three breaches of FA Rule E20 for failing to control their players and/or officials.

It follows incidents which occurred in the 45th and 87th minutes and also at the end of their fixture at Stamford Bridge on Monday 2 May 2016. Prior to this fixture, Chelsea had breached FA Rule E20 on four separate occasions and Tottenham Hotspur twice since November 2014.

-source: The FA

Meanwhile, center of attention Mark Clattenburg has avoided any fines, but did get put on community service, so he will now have to referee not just the FA Cup final but the Champions League final as well.

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