CONTE WILL NOT FACE TOUCHLINE BAN FOR BEING SENT AGAINST SWANSEA CITY

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was sent off to the stands during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Swansea City on Wednesday night after reacting to the referee’s decision to give a goal kick to Swansea when the correct decision should have been a corner kick.

The Football Association charged Conte with misconduct on Thursday for his actions against Swansea City.

Despite being charged with misconduct by the FA, a report on Evening Standard claims Conte is subject to a standard charge – meaning he will only be handed an £8,000 fine should he accept the charge.

However, should Conte contest the charge and be found guilty, he could be hit with an increased fine.

According to Evening Standard, standard charges are handed out to first-time offenders in the Premier League, and Conte will therefore not be given a touchline ban because the dismissal was his first since coming to England last year.

However, Conte could run the risk of being charged and handed a touchline ban if he is sent off again within a 12-month period.

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