Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been fined eight thousand pounds after he accepted a Football Association misconduct charge for being sent to the stands at the end of Monday’s two-two draw with Burnley.
The FA said today that the sixty-year-old had admitted the charge and “accepted the standard penalty”. The Italian was dismissed by referee Kevin Friend in the ninety-fourth minute of the Premier League match.
Tensions had boiled over in the final stages of the game. Chelsea’s David Luiz and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes were involved in an altercation on the pitch and a scuffle took place near the tunnel entrance at the final whistle.
Blues assistant coach Gianfranco Zola said Burnley’s backroom staff had “offended” Sarri. Sarri did not take part in the post-match media conference and Zola said Chelsea were unhappy with Burnley’s time-wasting during the game.