Antonio Conte has received punishment by the FA for his touchline antics during Chelsea’s recent narrow 1-0 victory against Swansea.
The Italian manager was sent to the stands in that match by referee Neil Swarbrick in the first-hand of the encounter after seemingly being infuriated by a decision which didn’t go the way of his team.
Reports from BBC has stated that the Chelsea boss has been instructed to pay a fine of ₤8,000 and not a touchline ban.
There were fears in Stamford Bridge that Conte would have to serve a touchline bad for his misconduct but seems to have escaped that punishment.
We know Conte to be very vocal on the touchline during matches which hasn’t endeared him to many in the league including opposition managers. Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino are two of such managers who have been offended by the Chelsea’s manager’s behaviour. It is left to be seen if this fine will in anyway curtail his touchline antics in anyway but that in itself looks highly unlikely.
Chelsea have been in good form recently and have embarked on a 7-game unbeaten run in all competitions since their humiliating 3-0 defeat by Roma in the Champions League. Chelsea return to action against West Ham United in the premier league in Saturday’s early kickoff looking to peg back both Manchester clubs ahead of the Manchester derby