Manchester City and Chelsea charged by the FA after fracas


MANCHESTER City and Chelsea have been charged by the Football Association with failure to control their players during Saturday’s match at the Etihad Stadium.

Antonio Conte’s team ran out 3-1 winners, however the game was marred by a late melee involving players from both teams after an ugly challenge from Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Chelsea’s Brazilian centre-back David Luiz.

City midfielder Fernandinho was amongst those involved and received a red card for his actions, however Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, another protagonist, will receive no punishment.

Fernandinho received a three match ban while Aguero, who already saw red retrospectively earlier this season after an elbow on West Ham’s Winston Reid, was given a four match suspension.

The two teams have until 6pm on December 8 to respond to the charge.

The full statement is available on the FA website at


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