Chelsea trio Ramires, Mourinho and Faria charged

Wednesday 23 Apr 2014
Ramires challenges Sunderland's Jack Colback in the game at Stamford Bridge

The FA has charged three members of Chelsea’s staff following their fixture against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on 19 April 2014.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

Ramires was involved in an incident with Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson in the 42nd minute of the fixture.


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and assistant coach Rui Faria.

Mourinho and assistant Rui Faria (l) have been charged


In the Premier League, if an incident has not been seen by the match officials, a three-man panel of former elite referees will be asked by The FA to review it and advise what, if any, action they believe the match referee should have taken had it been witnessed at the time.

In this case the panel were unanimous that it was an act of violent conduct.

Ramires has until 6pm on Thursday 24 April to respond to the charge.

Further to that, assistant manager Rui Faria has been charged with two counts of misconduct.

It is alleged that in the 83rd minute of the fixture, Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Fourth Official. It also alleged that Faria’s behaviour following the match referee’s request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.

The FA has designated this as a non-standard case due to the aggressive and/or threatening and/or serious nature of the reported behaviour.

Faria has until 6pm on Monday 28 April to respond to the charge.

Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in respect of post-match comments he made following the fixture.

It is alleged that Mourinho’s comments constitute improper conduct, in that they call into question the integrity of the referee appointed to the above fixture and/or the integrity of Mr Mike Riley, General Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, and/or the comments bring the game into disrepute.

Mourinho has until 6pm on Monday 28 April to respond to the charge.

By FA Staff