Apr 25, 2014

    FA charges Blues trio for misconduct


    CHELSEA look set for a second difficult week in a row, after having been hit with disciplinary action by the English Football Association on Wednesday.

    Manager Jose Mourinho, midfielder Ramires and coach Rui Faria were charged following last week's Premier League home defeat by Sunderland.

    Ramires, who could now miss their top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool on Sunday, was hit with a violent conduct charge after appearing to elbow Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson off the ball.

    Sunderland's victory came courtesy of a contentious penalty decision that sparked a furious touchline reaction from Faria, who was charged with using "abusive and/or insulting words towards the Fourth Official", as well as "improper conduct".

    Mourinho sarcastically congratulated referee Mike Dean as well as referees' chief Mike Riley in the immediate aftermath of the match, which landed him with a misconduct charge.

    Both Faria and Mourinho have until Monday to respond to the charges.