The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has revealed that an independent council will decide today whether Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel will face any punishment for their altercation last Sunday.
There was no love lost between the two managers during the London derby, with Conte seemingly celebrating Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s in his opposite counterpart’s face.
Tuchel then responded by running past the Tottenham head coach to celebrate wildly when Reece James restored Chelsea’s advantage.
Most controversially, the two squared up after the final whistle when Tuchel grabbed Conte’s hand and demanded that the Italian look him in the eye.
Both managers had to be separated by players and staff and were shown straight red cards by Anthony Taylor for the altercation.
Conte said in his press conference on Thursday that he is hopeful he will be allowed on the touchline for Tottenham’s clash against Wolves (Football.London).
Kilpatrick has now revealed that an independent council will rule today if Conte and Tuchel will face punishment after being charged with improper behaviour by the FA.
The journalist explained that should the two managers be sanctioned, neither will be allowed to be on the touchline for Tottenham and Chelsea’s respective fixtures this weekend.
#thfc #cfc An independent commission is to decide today if Conte & Tuchel will face any punishment after being charged with improper behaviour by the FA for their spat at Stamford Bridge. A touchline ban is among possible sanctions & would be in place for this weekend's games.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) August 19, 2022
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One would hope that the council will take a lenient view on Conte, given that Tuchel was the instigator in the post-match mellay. However, based on what Kilpatrick is saying, it sounds like either both will escape punishment or neither will.
It also appears like a touchline ban is the worst punishment either will get, which means that Conte will be allowed to be in the stadium, and address the team during pre-match and at half-time at the very least.
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