By Editor Wayne Veysey
Chelsea are counting the cost of their defeat to West Ham after being slapped with a £50,000 fine today.
The Football Association hit the Londoners with the bill for “failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” during their 2-1 defeat at Upton Park on 24 October.
This comes after Jose Mourinho was fined £40,000 by the FA last Friday and give a one-match stadium ban for his conduct in the same match.
Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second half after launching a foul-mouthed tirade towards referee Jon Moss in which he was said to have been “aggressive” and “animated”.
The bill for the club is now £90,000 on top of the loss of three points in the match, which is one of seven that Chelsea have lost in the Premier League this season. West Ham were also hit with a £40,000 fine.
Both clubs admitted an FA misconduct charge and, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the ruling body have announced the punishments.
Both clubs were also severely warned as to their future conduct.