After Liverpool was given a penalty against Chelsea, things erupted, and the Blues acknowledged to losing control of their players.
The Football Association (FA) has fined Chelsea £25,000 for failing to manage their players during their 1-1 Premier League tie with Liverpool.
In the tense meeting at Anfield on August 28, the Blues acknowledged to two violations of FA Rule E20.1, both of which occurred after referee Anthony Taylor sent Reece James off and gave Liverpool a penalty in first-half stoppage time.
With Mohamed Salah equalizing from the penalty spot to cancel out a Kai Havertz opening, James was ruled to have intentionally used his hand to stop a shot on the line, but the verdict enraged Chelsea’s players.
For their protestations, defender Antonio Rudiger and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy were both shown yellow cards, and the repercussions continued as the players exited the field when Taylor blew the half-time whistle.
“Chelsea FC has been penalised £25,000 for two violations of FA regulation E20.1 that occurred during their Premier League match against Liverpool FC on Saturday 28 August 2021,” the FA said in a statement on Wednesday.
The club confessed that it failed to guarantee that its players acted in a professional manner during the 48th minute of the first half and after the half-time whistle.”
Chelsea and Liverpool shared the same record in their first three Premier League games, with two victories, one tie, six goals scored, and one surrendered, thanks to the outcome on Merseyside.
After the game, both Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp felt that the decision to give a penalty and dismiss James was severe.