Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has had an appeal over his one-match stadium ban and £50,000 fine turned down by the Football Association, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
Mourinho was hit with a suspended one-match suspension for his rant at the referees following their 3-1 loss to Southampton early in October, but the Portuguese didn’t believe to be wrong and appealed the decision.
Sadly for ‘the Special One’, the appeal has been turned down ahead of the Blues’ trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City.
“An appeal board has dismissed the appeal from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in relation to a decision made by an independent regulatory commission,” a statement from the FA read.
The former Real Madrid manager is however banned from the Stoke game for a separate misdemeanour when his side played West Ham United, where he was sent into the stands at half-time.
The Premier League champions have had a miserable campaign so far, but were slightly boosted by their midweek Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday, which was a good match to use your Ladbrokes bonus on.
Chelsea currently sit 15th on the table, with just 11 points from their first 11 games.