Mourinho, Faria, Ramires charged by FA

The Football Association (FA) have charged

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, assistant

manager Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires.

The trio face disciplinary action for their

behaviour during and after Saturday's 2-1

home defeat against Sunderland, a result

that put a significant dent in Chelsea's

Premier League title hopes.

Mourinho faces scrutiny following his post-

match comments, when he spoke to

"congratulate" referee Mike Dean for his

"unbelievable " performance at Stamford

Bridge, which the FA allege called into

question the integrity of the official.

Chelsea were sent crashing to defeat when

Dean awarded a late penalty that was

converted by Fabio Borini after he adjudged

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta to have

fouled Jozy Altidore in the area with eight

minutes remaining.

It is the second time this month that

Mourinho has been charged by the FA, and

third this season. He was sent to the stands

by referee Chris Foy after entering the field

of play during Chelsea's 1-0 loss at Aston

Villa last month and was subsequently fined

£8,000 for his conduct.

Midfielder Ramires' charge relates to an off-

the-ball incident with Sunderland midfielder

Sebastian Larsson.

The incident, in which Ramires appeared to

elbow his opponent, was not seen by the

referee, but a three-man panel of former

elite officials were unanimous in their view

that it was an act of violent conduct.

Faria, meanwhile, faces two counts of

misconduct for abusive and/or insulting

words towards the referee and improper


The 38-year-old was outraged by the penalty

decision and had to be restrained by

Mourinho when asked to leave the technical

area after angrily confronting the fourth


Faria's case was designated as a non-

standard case by the FA due to the

"aggressive and/or threatening and/or

serious nature of the reported behaviour".

Ramires has until 6pm on Thursday to

respond to his charge, while Mourinho and

Faria have until 6pm on Monday.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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