Chelsea and Tottenham have been handed fines of £375,000 and £225,000 respectively following the fall-out from their Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on May 2.
The match produced 12 yellow cards as well as two mass brawls involving players and coaches from both sides, as Chelsea fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 – a result which handed the title to Leicester. Matters came to a head again at the full-time whistle when a melee in the tunnel resulted in Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink being pushed to the ground.Both clubs were subsequently charged with three counts of failing to control their players, while Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele was handed a retrospective six-match ban for violent conduct, after clawing his fingers down the face of Chelsea forward Diego Costa.
A statement on the F.A’s website reads ‘Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been fined £375,000 and £225,000 respectively after both clubs admitted three breaches of FA Rule E20 for failing to control their players and/or officials. It follows incidents which occurred in the 45th and 87th minutes and also at the end of their fixture at Stamford Bridge on Monday 2 May 2016. Prior to this fixture, Chelsea had breached FA Rule E20 on four separate occasions and Tottenham Hotspur twice since November 2014.Following the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, both clubs were also warned as to their future conduct’.