chelsea administrator Thomas Tuché and his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Antonio Conte were billed by the soccer association (FA) following their clash after Sunday’s scuffle premier league draw at Stamford Bridge.
The two managers shook hands after a 2-2 draw where tempers flared but then clashed on the pitch before being pulled apart by players and staff from both teams.
Both managers also received red cards from referee Anthony Taylor following the fracas.
“It is alleged that the behavior of both managers was inappropriate after the end of the game,” the FA said in a statement.
They have until Thursday to respond to the charges.
The FA are also investigating Tuchel’s comments after the German coach criticized Taylor for his decisions.
Tuchel accused Taylor and the video assistant referee (VAR) of making poor decisions which ultimately helped Spurs leave Stamford Bridge with a point.
In his post-match press conference, Tuchel regretted the “huge misinterpretation of the situations” and said “it would be better” if Taylor was no longer involved in the refereeing of Chelsea games.
An online petition calling for Taylor not to receive any more Chelsea matches in the future was started by fans shortly after the match and it has already received over 122,000 signatures.
While Tuchel and Conte were involved in a heated exchange, the two managers were relatively calm after the game and said they had no hard feelings.
Conte, a former Chelsea manager, even took a cheeky dig at Tuchel on Instagram, saying he was glad he didn’t see the German celebrate the second goal as he came down the touchline because “tripping you would have been well-deserved”.

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