Chelsea Football Club have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of failing to control their players against Huddersfield on May 9.
In the game against Huddersfield, Chelsea players were angered when referee Lee Mason awarded them a corner, but then blew for half-time before it was taken by Willian.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Antonio Rudiger led the protests as they surrounded the referee and Rudiger had to be dragged away by assistant coach Carlo Cudicini, who also addressed Mason.
Chelsea were charged by the FA and the club accepted the charge.
An FA statement read: “Chelsea have been fined £20,000 after accepting a charge for failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
“The incident occurred at half-time during the game against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday, May 9.”
The game against the Terriers ended 1-1 and thus killed Chelsea’s hopes of a top four finish.