Chelsea Boss Conte Charged For Misconduct
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal against Swansea, the Football Association have confirmed.
The Italian was sent to the stands by referee Neil Swarbrick towards the end of the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 victory after furiously protesting the award of a Swansea goal-kick.
He later apologised to Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Mason, but has been charged.
Conte has until 6pm on Tuesday 5th December to respond to the charge.
It is the first time Conte has been dismissed in English football and he could face a fine or even potentially a touchline ban, although that appears unlikely.
The Italian gaffer is likely to receive a standard penalty, given he's not a serial offender.
However, should Conte end up with a one-match ban which is the maximum punishment, the game he will miss is the one that takes Chelsea to the London Stadium, home of West Ham United on Saturday 9th December.
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