The 2-2 draw between Chelsea FC and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge was a very ill-tempered affair with players from both sides clashing several times during the match and it seems the FA have decided to take disciplinary action on both clubs.
“Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion have both been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” a FA statement read. [via: The Guardian]
“The charge relates to an incident which occurred in or around the 58th minute of their fixture on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Both clubs have until 6pm on 20 January 2016 to respond to the charge.”
The incident in question happened when West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacub, who was already on a yellow card, who tripped Blues striker Deigo Costa, who didn’t have the ball at that point. He managed to avoid a second yellow card and was quickly substituted by manager Tony Pulis. This only added to the animosity between members of both teams, who were at odds throughout the match with numerous clashes happening, with Costa-Yacub being the most notable.
You ain’t seen nothing yet
Chelsea FC manager Guus Hiddink, who had taken exception to referee Anthony Taylor’s decisions, had a word with fourth official Jon Moss, but was shell shocked by the reply he received.
“I told him: ‘This is one of the worst referees of the Premier League I have experienced,”’ said Hiddink, “He said to me: ‘You haven’t seen me yet,’ which was a beautiful remark I think.”