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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged by the FA after he was sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Swansea on Wednesday night.

The Chelsea boss was dismissed from the touchline for the first time in his Chelsea career by Neil Swarbrick moments before half-time for furiously protesting the award of a Swansea goal kick when it should have been a cornerkick and for questioning the visitors for time wasting.

Conte admitted he apologised to the referee and the fourth official, but he has now been charged by the FA.

A statement from the FA read: “Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal against Swansea City in the 43rd minute of the game yesterday [Wednesday 29 November].

“The Chelsea manager has until 6pm on 5 December to respond to the charge.”

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