Chelsea face disciplinary action for three separate events that took place during and after their match against Sunderland last weekend, with manager Jose Mourinho, assistant coach Rui Faria, and midfielder Ramires all involved.
Mourinho’s post match comments seemed to have caught the attention of the FA as he faces punishment for the manner of his messages.
Assistant coach Faria, is also facing action from the FA for his outburst at the match officials before being sent to the stands after much tussling in the Chelsea dugout.
In addition, Brazilian midfielder Ramires could also face a hefty ban after being charged by the FA, when video footage revealed that the player seemed to have struck Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson in the face, although the referee missed the incident at the time.
According to Skyports an FA statement read: “The FA has charged three members of Chelsea’s staff following their fixture against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on April 19.
“Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.
“Rui Faria, Chelsea’s assistant manager, has been charged with two counts of misconduct.
“It is alleged that in the 83rd minute of the fixture, Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official (Phil Dowd). It also alleged that Faria’s behaviour following the match referee’s (Mike Dean) request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.
“Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in respect of post-match comments he made following the fixture.
“It is alleged that Mourinho’s comments constitute improper conduct, in that they call into question the integrity of the referee appointed to the above fixture and/or the integrity of Mr Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, and/or the comments bring the game into disrepute.”