FA Fines Chelsea And Tottenham – The Football Association has fined Chelsea and Tottenham for failure to control their players during their Premier League clash.
The match ended 2-2, and effectively ended Tottenham’s hopes for a League title. Both clubs admitted to “failing to control their players and/or officials”, and received monetary fines. Chelsea received a £375,000 fine, while Tottenham were fined £225,000.
12 players were booked in the match, including 9 Tottenham players, which set a Premier League record for most cards received by one team. The FA said in a statement:
“Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been fined £375,000 and £225,000 respectively after both clubs admitted three breaches of FA Rule E20 for failing to control their players and/or officials.
“It follows incidents which occurred in the 45th and 87th minutes and also at the end of their fixture at Stamford Bridge on Monday 2 May 2016. Prior to this fixture, Chelsea had breached FA Rule E20 on four separate occasions and Tottenham Hotspur twice since November 2014.
”Following the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, both clubs were also warned as to their future conduct.”