CONTE JOKES HIS WIFE GAVE HIM A SWOLLEN EYE FOR WHAT HE DID AGAINST SWANSEA

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been slapped with an £8,000 fine for his touchline outburst in the 1-0 win against Swansea on Wednesday.

Conte showed his frustration at fourth official Lee Mason during the first half of the win over the Swans on Wednesday night as he accused the opposition team of time wasting, and was eventually sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick, having to watch the rest of the match from the dressing room.

The Italian who came for his press conference with a swollen eye joked about how his wife was furious with him after the Swansea City match.

While escaped a touchline ban, he will have to pay the fine after he stated yesterday that he will accept the charge.

“My wife is angry. It is her birthday in two days and I said for this reason I will not buy a gift. My swollen eye? Yes, a punch from my wife. [Conte laughed] No,” Conte joked.

“But these type of things can happen. It wasn’t the first time for me. I remember when I started my career it was very difficult to stay on the bench.

“At the same time, it can happen, the most important thing is that my protest was only for wasting time, because I tried to tell something to the fourth official with a lack of respect, this is a bad thing and I don’t want this.

“My wife was at the game, so it was very difficult [to not tell her]. She was there with my daughter. It is very difficult to mask this situation.”

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