September 23, 2021

Chelsea, Leicester Were Fined For A Fight At Stamford Bridge

Chelsea and Leicester City were each fined £ 22,500 by the Football Association of England (FA) for a fight between players of the two teams in an English Premier League (EPL) match last month.

Ricardo Pereira’s attack on his former teammate, Ben Chilwell, late in the game sparked a fight that also involved several team officials.

Three Leicester players – Pereira, Nampalys Mendy and substitute Daniel Amartey – were shown yellow cards by referee Mike Dean for their involvement in the incident.

Chelsea won 2-1 in the match on May 18, three days after losing to the same opponent in the FA Cup final.

The FA last month charged Chelsea and Leicester for failing to control player behavior and both teams received the punishment.

The FA said in a statement: “Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC have been fined £ 22,500 each after admitting breaching the E20.1 rules in an EPL match on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.

“Both clubs admitted they failed to ensure their players and officials controlled themselves properly and avoided any form of provocative behavior in the 93rd minute of the match.”

The win in the last two games proved to be really important for Chelsea as they finished the season in fourth place with an advantage of one rung and one point ahead of Leicester.