FA fine Chelsea for failing to control players against Huddersfield
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 16/05/18 4:27pm
Chelsea have been fined £20,000 by the Football Association after accepting a charge of failing to control their players against Huddersfield on May 9.
The Blues were angered when referee Lee Mason awarded them a corner, but then blew for half-time before it was taken by Willian - the official deciding that the required stoppage time had elapsed.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Antonio Rudiger led the protests. Rudiger had to be dragged away by assistant coach Carlo Cudicini, who also addressed Mason.
An FA statement read: "Chelsea have been fined £20,000 after accepting a charge for failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
"The incident occurred at half-time during the game against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday, May 9."
The 1-1 draw against the Terriers played a part in Chelsea missing out on Champions League qualification. They finished the season in fifth place, five points behind Liverpool.