Chelsea is to be fined £25,000 for bookings at West Ham

Chelsea will be fined £25,000 by the Football Association for receiving
more than five bookings in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham.

 
The club will also be asked by the Premier League to explain why
manager Jose Mourinho did not take part in a post-match news conference.

He was sent off at half-time, following the dismissal of his assistant Silvino Louro and midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The defeat was Chelsea’s fifth in 10 league games this season.

It leaves the reigning champions in 15th place with 11 points, 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.
As well as the two yellow cards given to Matic, Chelsea also had
Cesar Azpilicueta, Willian, Cesc Fabregas, Jon Mikel Obi and Diego Costa
booked at Upton Park.

On Friday, Mourinho warned that his relationship with the media  would be changing

after phone camera footage of him in west London was published.

Mourinho watched most of the second half from the
directors’ box at Upton Park, but disappeared shortly after Carroll
headed home West Ham’s winner and did not reappear

to fulfil his post-match press duties.

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The Premier League have confirmed that should a club
fail to undertake media obligations, the governing body will write to
them to obtain their reasons before deciding on any sanction.

It added that this can range from a warning to a fine, with each case looked at on its merits.

The Football Association is awaiting referee Jon Moss’s
report on the game, which is expected to detail why Mourinho was sent
off.

Mourinho also received a suspended stadium ban this month, imposed for  claiming officials were “afraid” 

to award his team penalties in the aftermath of on 3 October. the 3-1 home defeat by Southampton

However, his sending-off at Upton Park is likely to
constitute a separate misconduct charge and would not trigger the
stadium ban.

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey said that Mourinho should apologise after his recent outbursts.

“I’ve known him a long time and he wears his heart on
his sleeve,” Halsey told BBC Sport. “But sometimes you have to take a
step back and think about what you are saying. When you are criticising
the referee and his integrity then we can’t do that.

“Sometimes it would be good to see Jose be honest and come out and apologise for what he says to referees.”

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