Chelsea and West Brom fined over Stamford Bridge melee
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 26/01/16 5:27pm
Chelsea and West Brom have been fined after being found guilty of failing to control their players during their Stamford Bridge meeting on January 13.
The clubs were charged over a mass confrontation during the second half of the 2-2 Premier League draw, sparked by an incident involving Chelsea's Diego Costa and West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob.
Yacob, who had already been booked, was quickly substituted by Baggies boss Tony Pulis after the game calmed down.
Both clubs admitted the charge and Chelsea have been hardest hit, levied with a fine of £65,000, while West Brom were fined £35,000 with both clubs also being warned over their future conduct.
An FA statement read: "The cases, which were considered 'non-standard' due to both clubs having committed similar breaches of FA Rule E20(a) within the preceding 12 months, were heard by an Independent Regulatory Commission on Monday [January 25, 2016].
"For incidents that are considered 'non-standard', it is at the discretion of the Commission to determine what sanction it deems appropriate and it may, where applicable, take into account any previous proven charge(s) of a similar nature."