Chelsea and West Brom fined for failing to control players

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 9:30

Diego Costa: Involved in altercation during West Brom draw

Chelsea and West Brom have been fined after being found guilty of failing to control their players during their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

The clubs were charged after a mass confrontation unfolded during their 2-2 draw, sparked by an altercation between West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob and Chelsea frontman Diego Costa.

Despite appearing to trip Costa, the Baggies midfielder avoided a second yellow card and a dismissal before being promptly substituted by boss Tony Pulis.

Chelsea have been fined £65,000 and West Brom £35,000 and both clubs have been warned about their future conduct for breaching FA Rule E20(a).

A few days after the incident, Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink said Yacob should have been dismissed and was so frustrated with the performance of referee Anthony Taylor that he expressed his concerns to fourth official Jon Moss.

“I told him: ‘This is one of the worst referees of the Premier League I have experienced’,” said Hiddink, who had a prior caretaker spell at Chelsea in 2009.

“He said to me ‘you haven’t seen me yet’, which was a beautiful remark I think.”

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