By Keith Hackett

6th Sep, 2021 | 8:30pm

Hackett fumes as Chelsea-Liverpool news makes a 'mockery' of Premier League

Chelsea should have been fined £100,000 by the FA for breaching the rules against Liverpool before the international break, according to Keith Hackett.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former head of the PGMOL claimed their fine of around £20,000 makes a “mockery” of the Premier League.

The FA released a statement on September 1 that Chelsea have been charged with breaking two rules at Anfield.

They claim the Blues “failed to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion” after Reece James gave away a penalty and at half-time.

The Mirror‘s Andy Dunn claimed the day after the fine could be in the region of £20,000.

Asked whether that will act as a deterrent, Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No, it doesn’t.

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“The whole scenario, when I was the boss of the PGMOL, the Premier League agreed where clubs failed to control their players in a mass confrontation a fine of up to £250,000 would be imposed as a deterrent.

“£20,000? I mean… come on.

“What a number of clubs did at the time was issue edicts to the players saying ‘We’re not paying that, it will come out of your salary’.

“If it’s around £20,000 divide that by 11 and it’s not even change for them. It makes a mockery of it.

“At the beginning of the season, you have 20 clubs sat around the table and you can say ‘Right, this is the step process we’re going to operate in terms of fines in this scenario. First fine, £100,000, second fine £200,000 if it repeats’.

“For me, you can continue to double it. That’s a deterrent.”

In other news, a pundit can’t believe what Liverpool did after Chelsea win the race to sign a “£35m” man.