Mousa Dembele, Tottenham And Chelsea Charged After ‘Battle Of The Bridge’:

Chelsea and Tottenham have both been charged with three offences of failing to control their players during and after Monday night’s ill-tempered match.

Eden Hazard’s goal proved to be decisive and it handed Leicester City their first title in 132 years, however the game was marred with bad challenges and behaviour during and after the match.

Chelsea and Tottenham

Tottenham picked up nine yellow cards, in comparison to Chelsea’s three yellow cards. Moussa Dembele was also charged with alleged act of violent conduct after he appeared to gouge the eye of Diego Costa.

The match ended in a scuffle outside the tunnel as tempers flared between players.

It was alleged that Cesc Fabregas had an altercation with Danny Rose and this led to the altercation between both sets of players.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink was pushed in the technical area and fell to the ground.

Chelsea’s interim boss said after the game: “I took one of my players Fabregas down the tunnel because there were words in Spanish and there were threatening words [from the players] and this is a normal reaction.

“Even at my age, I had no problem falling down! These incidents we mustn’t have but in the end, it was ‘let’s calm down’.”

Regarding Dembele’s conduct, an FA statement said: “It is alleged the player’s behaviour constituted violent conduct in circumstances where the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient.”

The statement added: “Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time by the match officials are referred to a panel of three former elite referees.

“Each referee panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence.

“For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous.”

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