Chelsea have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association after players and coaches surrounded referee Lee Mason at half-time during last Wednesday’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Huddersfield.
The FA announced on Wednesday that Chelsea had accepted a charge “for failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion”.
The Blues were angered when Mason awarded the hosts a corner, but then blew for half-time before it was taken by Willian. The official had adjudged the required stoppage time had elapsed.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Antonio Rudiger led the protests. Rudiger had to be dragged away by assistant coach Carlo Cudicini, who also addressed Mason.
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