Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won’t be facing any form of ban after being send to the stands during the 1-0 victory against Swansea City at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Reports claims the former Juventus coach will not be facing any touchline ban but will be fined after being sent to the stands following his disagreement with fourth official Lee Mason over a goal-kick given to Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
Referee Neil Swarbrick gave the marching orders to the Blues boss for his argument with the official, with the game ending with Conte watching from the stands as he side defeated the Swans in the late night match.
The Football Association is said to only be charging the Italian manager of misconduct, and will be given a fine worth of £8,000 if only he accepts the charge. Should the Italian manager not accept the charge and afterwards was found guilty of misconduct, his fine will see major increase and he his also subject to standard charges.
Standard charges are understood to be only given to first-time offenders in the League, which is what will see him not to face the touchline ban as the send off was his first since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues boss revealed he asked for forgiveness to Mason and Sawrbrick for the loss of control he had with them during the match.
Conte said: “It’s right to apologise for what happened during the game. During the game, in the first half, I saw that Swansea were wasting time.
“I said this a few times to the fourth official. At the same time I didn’t see something change in the first half. I was frustrated for this situation.
“I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision. I repeat: I apologise for this. I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.”
Conte will surely be facing up a ban, if he gets himself dismissed to the stands again in the next 12 months.