CHELSEA picked up three points when they beat Manchester City convincingly last weekend.
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea could see their title challenge derailed by a points deduction
But they could see them snatched away following the ugly scenes which marred the end of the showdown.
All 22 players were involved in a mass confrontation after Sergio Aguero launched a horror tackle on David Luiz, earning himself a straight red card.
Chelsea and Manchester City stars clashed at the end of last weekend’s Premier League encounter And Chelsea‘s reaction might land them in very hot water. The Blues have now been charged with failing to control their players five times in the past 19 months. And their latest infraction may see them handed a Premier League points deduction.
Manchester United and Arsenal were the last top flight sides to receive such a penalty some 26 years ago. And the Sunday Mirror say last term’s ‘Battle of Stamford Bridge’ could now come back to bite Chelsea. That chaos saw Antonio Conte‘s club warned over their future conduct, with an eventual fine of £290,000 settled on.
Last season’s ‘Battle of Stamford Bridge’ left Chelsea and Tottenham in hot water.
However, the FA could now go one step further by taking points off them. Chelsea sit second on goal difference behind table-toppers Arsenal ahead of today’s showdown with West Brom.
And they will hope any potential sanction is not so severe it damages their title challenge.