Chelsea boss Antonio Conte charged with misconduct by Football Association
The Italian was sent to the stands during his side’s victory over Swansea
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal against Swansea last night, the Football Association has announced.
The Italian was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick towards the end of the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 victory after furiously protesting the award of a Swansea goal-kick.
He later apologised to Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Mason but has been charged. He has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond.
It is the first time Conte has been dismissed in English football and he could face a fine or even potentially a touchline ban, although that appears unlikely.