Jose Mourinho’s outburst after the 3-1 loss to Southampton has landed him a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban by the FA.
In his infamous seven-minute rant following the home defeat, Mourinho claimed referees were “afraid” to award Chelsea penalties after Robert Madely turned down Radamel Falcao’s appeal for a spot-kick.
The FA found that the 52-year-old’s comments “imply bias on the part of a match official”, although the ban will only be enforced if he repeats the offence within the next 12 months.
Speaking after the loss, the Portuguese said: “If the Football Association wants to punish me they can. They don’t punish other managers.”
The defending champions have lost four of their opening eight Premier League matches and are 10 points behind leaders Manchester City – and only four points above the relegation zone.
Chelsea return to action on Saturday when they host fellow strugglers Aston Villa.