Maurizio Sarri fined £8,000 after accepting misconduct charge

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Referee Kevin Friend sends Maurizio Sarri manager of Chelsea off during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley
Referee Kevin Friend sends Maurizio Sarri manager of Chelsea off during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been fined £8,000 after accepting an FA misconduct charge.

The Italian was dismissed from the touchline during Chelsea's 2-2 draw against Burnley in the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

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A statement from the Football Association 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."

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Referee Kevin Friend sent Sarri to the stands in the 94th minute of the game after the Chelsea boss became involved in a confrontation with the Burnley bench.

Sarri didn’t speak to the waiting media after the game and his assistant Gianfranco Zola spoke instead.

In his post match comments Zola stated that Sarri believed he had been offended by some of the Burnley backroom staff.

The Italian said: “He’s very frustrated. He’s been sent off and I think he’s been offended as well, so he didn’t feel it was the right thing to speak.

“He’s frustrated at the game and frustrated at being sent off”

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