Chelsea and Leicester charged by FA after clash between players

Players and staff faced off after Ricardo Pereira's challenge on Ben Chilwell

Chelsea and Leicester have been charged by the Football Association following ugly scenes towards the end of their match at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Three days after Leicester beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley, the sides met again in a match key to their hopes of finishing in the top four to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Players and staff from both teams squared up to each other after Ricardo Pereira's challenge on Ben Chilwell.

An FA statement read: "Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC have both been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

"It is alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players and/or club officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour during the 93rd minute.

"Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC both have until Tuesday, May 25, 2021 to provide their respective responses."

Chelsea won the match 2-1 to boost their Champions League bid and knock Leicester out of the top four.

Published: May 21, 2021 08:11 AM


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