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No more Mr. Nice Chelsea! The FA charge Chelsea, Leicester City for touchline fracas

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Believe it or not, it’s been over two years since Chelsea were charged for misconduct by The FA, since Maurizio Sarri got angry with Burnley’s xenophobic bench, and the two teams had a bit of a tête-à-tête in the tunnel.

But no more Mr. Nice Chelsea!

After the touchline briefly turned into a mosh pit late on in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Tuesday night, The FA have brought misconduct charges against both teams.

Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC have both been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

It is alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour during the 93rd minute.

-source: The FA

There are no individual charges for any of the players involved. The teams have five days to respond, though I’m sure both will just pay the requisite fines and move on.

Chelsea used to be in The FA’s naughty book on a regular basis, perhaps a bit too often at times, but it’s nice to see a requisite mean edge back in the team.