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Chelsea charged by FA

Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players during last weekend’s draw against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea have been charged by the FA for two breaches of the rules after failing to control their players during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday 28 August.

Thomas Tuchel’s side played 45 minutes with 10-men at Anfield due to Reece James being sent off on the stroke of half-time.

Kai Havertz put Chelsea ahead with a stunning looping header, but in first-half stoppage time, Sadio Mane’s effort was handled on the line.

Anthony Taylor reversed his initial decision and awarded a penalty to Liverpool, as well as showing James a straight red card. Chelsea were left furious, and were double damned after Mohamed Salah slotted home the penalty.

The FA has given Chelsea until Friday to respond to the charges.

‘Chelsea FC has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday,’ read an FA statement.

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