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The English Football Association (FA) has fined London-based side Chelsea £25,000, after admitting a charge of failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on August 28.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that in that game, as the first half came to a close, referee Anthony Taylor sent off defender Reece James after a handball on the goalline.
Taylor awarded a penalty, which Mohamed Salah put away to make it 1-1.
The Chelsea players were furious by the official’s decision, arguing that the ball had deflected off James’ thigh onto his arm.
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‘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, August 28, 2021.
‘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,’ an official FA statement read.
The Stamford Bridge side would take on Aston Villa in their next league fixture this weekend.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK