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  • Writer's pictureBy Paul Lagan

FA to charge Tuchel and Conte following Battle at the Bridge 2

Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel in their press conference after the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge Pictures: Paul Lagan

By Paul Lagan

The FA have charged Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel and former Blues boss Antonio Conte, now head coach at Spurs after their handbags encounters during and at the final whistle at their match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

It is alleged that the behaviour of both managers was improper.

They have until Thursday, August 18 to respond to the charge.

It follows an investigation launched by the FA into Tuchel's post-match comments about referee Anthony Taylor. He suggested Taylor should not referee Chelsea matches in future.

It was a high octane match that ended in a 2-2 draw. But Chelsea believe neither Spurs goal should have been allowed.

There was one melee during the game when they were yellow-=cared and another at the end during the traditional post-match handshake

This resulted in a red card for the pair.

However, the red cards do not trigger an automatic suspension, meaning both are almost certain to be in the dug-out for next weekend's games.


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