Chelsea And Arsenal Fined By FA Over London Derby

The Football Association has fined both Chelsea and Arsenal Football Clubs over failing to control their players in the recent London derby.

Tempers flared during an excitable game at Stamford Bridge on the 19th of September; a game in which two Arsenal players were sent off. Gabriel was sent off for an incident with Diego Costa, though his red card was later overturned, and Santi Cazorla was sent off after 79 minutes when he fouled Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas.

The incident between Costa and Gabriel led to players from both teams becoming involved in a fracas on the edge of half time, with Costa having since been banned for three games for elbowing Laurent Koscielny in the face.

Gabriel became involved with Costa after the incident, with both players being issued with a yellow card. Costa then provoked Gabriel into a reaction of kicking out, meaning he was issued with a straight red by the referee Mike Dean.

Although the Arsenal defender’s red card was overturned he was still given a one match ban and fined £10,000. Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and Arsenal £30,000 for failing to control their players during the fiery London derby.