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Sunday 25 August 2019

Sarri fined €8k

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri with referee Kevin Friend
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri with referee Kevin Friend

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been fined £8,000 after accepting a misconduct charge, the English Football Association has announced.

The charge relates to the Italian's dismissal from the touchline during the closing stages of Chelsea's 2-2 draw against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Sarri was sent off after he went out of his technical area to contest a decision made by referee Kevin Friend.

A statement from the English 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 game between Chelsea and Burnley in the Premier League."

Sarri was frequently involved in exchanges with Burnley boss Sean Dyche during the game while Chelsea complained to the FA afterwards that a member of the Clarets' coaching staff had referred to Sarri as a "s*** Italian."

It's a big week for Chelsea with Sunday's Premier League clash at Manchester United followed up by next Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg clash at German side Eintracht Frankfurt.

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