CHELSEA BOSS MAURIZIO SARRI FINED BY THE FA

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was sent to the stands in the 94th minute during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night at Stamford Bridge after leaving his technical area to argue against a decision made by referee Kevin Friend.

The Football Association charged Sarri for misconduct on Wednesday and gave the Italian until Friday to respond.

Sarri has now been fined by the FA but will not serve a touchline ban after admitting a misconduct charge from the governing body.

Sarri was fined £8,000 by the FA, the standard amount for such an offence.

A statement from the FA read: “Maurizio Sarri has been fined £8,000 after he admitted a misconduct charge from The FA and accepted the standard penalty.

“It concerned his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s [22/04/2019] game between Chelsea and Burnley in the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola revealed after the game against Burnley that Sarri was told something from the Burnley bench.

“He is frustrated about the game, because he’s been sent off, I think he’s been offended as well and didn’t think it was the right thing to do,” Zola said.

“I think he’s been told something from their bench, don’t ask me exactly what, I don’t want to go down that line. We will see what we can do about it.

“We understand it’s a football game and you say words because of the adrenalin but he wasn’t particularly happy about it.

“Maurizio has been sent off while he was trying to help Kevin (Friend, the referee), to tell our players to get into position. Kevin misinterpreted that and sent him off so he is very unhappy about it.”

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