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BREAKING: Chelsea, Leicester charged by FA following mass brawl

May 20, 2021
Players squared up to each other after Ricardo Pereira's challenge on Ben Chilwell. Pix: Daily Express.

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

Daily Mail report that Players and staff from both teams squared up to each other after Ricardo Pereira’s challenge on Ben Chilwell.

Antonio Rudiger reacted by squaring up to Pereira before the clash evolved into a bigger altercation between the other players, coaches and substitutes.

Daniel Armartey, who was an unused sub for the Foxes, was booked for his involvement in the scrap while Pereira was shown a yellow card for the foul on Chilwell.

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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.

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel played down the clash in his post-match interview, telling beIN Sports: ‘I didn’t see what happened [at the start] but it’s tough to be behind, to lose big matches.

‘Things got a bit heated but nothing special. You like to report about it and that’s the way it is.’

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