The Italian reacted furiously to something that was said by a member of the Burnley coaching staff

(UPDATE) Chelsea have released a statement in regards to what happened at the end of Monday night’s game…

“Issues arising between both benches during Monday night’s match have been resolved between the coaches and clubs, and a line has been drawn under the matter.”

– Chelsea

(ORIGINAL STORY) 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 in a statement released on Thursday that Sarri, 60, had admitted the charge and “accepted the standard penalty”.

“It concerned his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s [22/04/2019] game between Chelsea and Burnley in the Premier League.”

– FA Statement

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

Blues assistant coach Gianfranco Zola said Burnley’s backroom staff had “offended” Sarri, with allegations of xenophobic remarks being used towards the Chelsea Head Coach.

“He’s very frustrated. He’s been sent off and I think he’s been offended as well, so he didn’t feel it was the right thing to speak [publicly].”

– Gianfranco Zola on Maurizio Sarri after the Burnley match

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.

Don’t see anything in regards to the alleged xenophobic comments made by members of the Burnley first-team staff towards Sarri though.


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