Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion fined after admitting charge

Tuesday 26 Jan 2016
Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion were charged following their game at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion have been fined £65,000 and £35,000 respectively and warned as to their future conduct after both clubs admitted breaching FA Rule E20(a) in relation to their game on 13 January 2016.

It was alleged that in or around the 58th minute of the fixture, they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The cases, which were considered ‘non-standard’ due to both clubs having committed similar breaches of FA Rule E20(a) within the preceding 12 months, were heard by an Independent Regulatory Commission on Monday [25 January 2016].

For incidents that are considered ‘non-standard’ it is at the discretion of the Commission to determine what sanction it deems appropriate and it may, where applicable, take into account any previous proven charge(s) of a similar nature.

By FA Staff