Chelsea fined £20,000 after accepting FA charge
The incident happened at half-time of the 1-1 Premier League draw with Huddersfield.
Chelsea have accepted a Football Association charge and been fined £20,000 after players and coaches surrounded referee Lee Mason at half-time during last Wednesday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Huddersfield.
The Blues were angered when Mason awarded the hosts a corner but then blew for half-time before it was taken by Willian. The official had adjudged the required stoppage time had elapsed.
A FA statement on Wednesday read: “Chelsea have been fined £20,000 after accepting a charge for failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
“The incident occurred at half-time during the game against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday, May 9.”
The Blues were frustrated by time-wasting and gamesmanship from Town throughout the game, the result of which hit their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
And a 3-0 loss at Newcastle last Sunday saw Chelsea finish fifth.