As expected, Tottenham Hotspur have faced the wrath of the Football Association after they confirmed that both Spurs and Chelsea been charged with failing to control their players and/or officials.
Midfielder Mousa Dembele has also been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct in his bust-up with Diego Costa which some have labelled ‘eye gouging’ which seems a bit on the extreme side.
Some have claimed that Demebele could face as much as a 10 match ban for the incident at Stamford Bridge which saw nine Spurs players receive a booking from referee Mark Clattenburg.
Fellow midfielder Dele Alli already has to sit out the rest of the campaign after being cited for a punch to the stomach in the draw against West Brom at the Lane.
A statement read: “Both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged for three breaches of FA Rule E20 for failing to control their players and/or officials. It follows incidents which occurred in the 45th and 87th minutes and also at the end of the game at Stamford Bridge on Monday night [2 May 2016].
“Both clubs have until 6pm on Monday 9 May 2016 to respond to their charge.
“Meanwhile, Mousa Dembele has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video during the same game.
“The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was involved in an incident with Chelsea’s Diego Costa near the end of the first half.
“Further, it is alleged the player’s behaviour constituted violent conduct in circumstances where the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient.
“The player has until 6pm on Thursday 5 May 2016 to respond to the charge.”
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