Chelsea and Leicester FINED £22,500 by the FA

By Henry Kofi Asare Jnr 3 Min Read

Chelsea and Leicester FINED £22,500 by the FA


Chelsea and Leicester have both been fined £22,500 by the Football Association following an on-field clash between the teams towards the end of a Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on May 18.

A tackle by Foxes full-back Ricardo Pereira on Ben Chilwell sparked a 20-man melee between players and staff from both sides.

Antonio Rudiger reacted by squaring up to Pereira before the clash evolved into a bigger altercation between the other players, coaches and substitutes

We're now on WhatsApp. Click here to join.

Daniel Armartey, who was an unused sub for the Foxes, was booked for his involvement in the scrap while Pereira was shown a yellow card for the foul on Chilwell.

The clubs were then charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 last month, but now the FA has confirmed the price of the fine.

Chelsea and Leicester FINED £22,500 by the FA

An FA spokesperson said: ‘Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC have been fined £22,500 each after admitting a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

‘Both clubs admitted that they failed to ensure their players and club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from provocative behaviour during the 93rd minute of the fixture.’

Chelsea won the match 2-1 which proved crucial in their pursuit of a top-four finish, with Leicester eventually missing out on the Champions League.

Chelsea and Leicester FINED £22,500 by the FA

Following a similar brawl in a match with Tottenham in May 2016, the Blues were fined £375,000 a couple of months later and warned of a potential points deduction in the near future if similar incidents occurred.

But The FA quickly moved to deny reports that Chelsea could face a points deduction.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel played down the clash in his post-match interview, telling beIN Sports: ‘I didn’t see what happened [at the start] but it’s tough to be behind, to lose big matches.

‘Things got a bit heated but nothing special. You like to report about it and that’s the way it is.’

Also Read This: PFA Announce mens Player’s player of the year shortlist


Watch This Video Below

Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Townflex TV

I hope you had a nice time going through the above article, subscribe to by clicking on the bell icon displaying in the bottom corner to receive our daily post updates first.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +233247578971



Share This Article