Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss fined £8,000 after accepting FA misconduct charge

Maurizio Sarri
Sarri was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend in stoppage time

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been fined £8,000 after he accepted a Football Association misconduct charge for being sent to the stands at the end of Monday's 2-2 draw with Burnley.

The FA said on Thursday that Sarri, 60, had admitted the charge and "accepted the standard penalty".

The Italian was dismissed by referee Kevin Friend in the 94th minute of the Premier League match.

Tensions had boiled over in the final stages of the game.

Chelsea's David Luiz and Burnley's Ashley Barnes were involved in an altercation on the pitch and a scuffle took place near the tunnel entrance at the final whistle.

After Sarri's fine was announced on Thursday, Burnley issued a statement which said "issues arising between both benches" at Stamford Bridge "have been resolved between the coaches and clubs, and a line has been drawn under the matter".

Blues assistant coach Gianfranco Zola said after the game that Burnley's backroom staff had "offended" Sarri.

"I think there will be a follow-up on that. Maurizio felt very unhappy," Zola said.

"We understand it's a football game. You say words because of the adrenaline, but he wasn't particularly happy."

Sarri did not take part in the post-match media conference and Zola said Chelsea were unhappy with Burnley's time-wasting during the game.

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