Following their heated exchanges during Sunday’s dramatic 2-2 draw, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel have both been charged with inappropriate conduct.
Announcing the development in a statement on Monday, the English FA disclosed that both club managers were charged for breaching FA rule E3.
“Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have both been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3, following the Premier League fixture between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 14 August 2022,” an FA statement said on Monday.
“It is alleged that the behaviour of both managers was improper following the end of the fixture. Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have until Thursday 18 August 2022 to provide their respective responses,” the statement added.
In the heated Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel and Conte engaged in two heated confrontations as tempers flared.
Both managers received yellow cards for the first brawl, which erupted after Conte celebrated Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equalizer near Tuchel’s technical area.
Both coaches clashed again after an aggressive handshake between the two, who were both sent off, sparked uglier scenes involving London rivals’ players and coaching staff.
Tuchel may also face additional charges from the FA, which is investigating his post-match comments about referee Anthony Taylor.
Tuchel had faulted the officiating of Taylor suggesting that the referee do not officiate any of Chelsea’s subsequent EPL fixtures.
He felt Hojbjerg’s effort against Richarlison should have been disallowed for offside, as well as a foul on Kai Havertz a few seconds earlier.
In addition, Tuchel insisted that Tottenham defender Cristian Romero should have received a penalty for pulling Marc Cucurella’s hair, despite a VAR review disqualifying Romero from receiving a red card for the incident, which occurred just before Harry Kane headed the visitors’ equalizer in stoppage time.
Due to their actions, both managers may receive suspensions; Tuchel has already acknowledged he may not be present on the sidelines when Chelsea plays Leeds at the weekend.
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