Latest report picked up by our outfit indicates that Chelsea have been fined £25,000 by the FA for neglecting to control their players during their 1-1 Premier League draw at Liverpool.
Anthony Taylor who was the referee shipped off defender Reece James after a handball, with Mohamed Salah scoring from the penalty shoot. As per reports, the Chelsea players were frustrated by Anthony Taylor’s choice to excuse Reece James (Red Card), with the Blues feeling the ball had redirected off the England star’s thigh onto his arm.
Kai Havertz’s goal gave Chelsea the lead before Salah evened out from the penalty shoot. Chelsea’s 10 men held firm for a point nonetheless, leaving the two sides unbeaten three matches as they race for the title.
Reece James will be on the bench when Chelsea host Aston Villa as the Premier League resumes on Saturday after the international break due to the red card which he took.
A statement from the FA reads;
”Chelsea FC has been fined 25,000 for 2 breaches of FA Rule e20.1 which occured during their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday 28, August 2021.
The Club admitted failing to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during both the 48th minute of the first half and following the half-time whistle.”
In other news, President of Barcelona football club, Joan Laporta has finally admitted that Antoine Griezmann was ‘not the player the club required’ and didn’t squeeze into their framework after the sensational playmaker was sent back to his previous club Atletico Madrid on loan.
Antoine Griezmann joined Barcelona for a whopping £108million in 2019, yet battled to impress in quite a number of matches notwithstanding scoring 35 goal in 102 games which includes 20 for all games last season.
Griezmann became a basic player of the team and the club were anxious to cut his faltering £300,000 per-week salary off their compensation bill in the midst of their continuous monetary crisis.
Addressing TV station Onze, Laporta said the move at last didn’t work out yet said he was unable to blame Griezmann’s disposition and hailed him as an ‘extraordinary player’.
This is what Laporta had to say;
”I think that everyone was expecting more from him, because he gave everything and didn’t have a questionable attitude. We know what kind of player he was and is, he’s a great player. I think he didn’t fit in our system, but I think he showed a very good attitude. I sent him a message wishing him well, because he’s always had the correct attitude.
In footballing terms he wasn’t the player we needed. He scored goals, I think the one he scored in last year’s Copa del Rey that we won was very important but it’s true that he could have given more but he was under difficult circumstances.”
Griezmann had this to say after making a reurn to Atletico Madrid;
”Dear Culers. I say goodbye thank you for your love. I gave everything for the shirt sine I have been involved with this great club and I am sad that I could not enjoy more of you in the stand, but proud to have been one of you.”
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