Premier League - Chelsea assistant Rui Faria handed six-match stadium ban

Chelsea assistant manager Rui Faria has been handed a six-match stadium ban by the FA for improper conduct.

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Premier League - Chelsea assistant Rui Faria handed six-match stadium ban
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Jose Mourinho and Chelsea's staff drag assistant coach Rui Faria away from referee Mike Dean during the 2-1 defeat to Sunderland (Reuters)

Faria angrily confronted the match officials during the Blues’ 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge – a loss which ended Jose Mourinho’s 77-match unbeaten run at home.

Brazilian midfielder Ramires also received a four-match ban for striking Black Cats' winger Sebastian Larsson during the match, with Mourinho charged by the FA for his post-match comments.

Faria, who has also been fined £30,000, had admitted two charges of misconduct.

An FA statement read: "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules.

"The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official during Chelsea's game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014.

"The second breach was that his behaviour following the match referee's request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.

"Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct."

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