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Chelsea charged for failing to control players against Liverpool

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English referee Anthony Taylor shows a red card to Chelsea's English defender Reece James (center) after he handles the ball on the line during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England on August 28, 2021. (Photo: AFP)
LONDON — Chelsea have been charged with two counts of disorderly conduct during their ill-tempered 1-1 draw against Liverpool at the weekend, the Football Association said on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

The game at Anfield was marred by Chelsea players fuming at referee Anthony Taylor after he sent off defender Reece James for handball and awarded Liverpool a penalty in first-half stoppage time.

"Chelsea FC has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday,” the FA said in a statement.

"It is alleged that Chelsea FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 48th minute of the first half and following the half-time whistle."

The London club has till Friday to respond.

Kai Havertz had put Chelsea ahead before Mohamed Salah equalized with the contentious penalty.

The visitors, however, held on for a draw, meaning that both sides are unbeaten in their opening three games of the season. 

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