Chelsea and Everton fined £30,000 for fracas

Players from both teams confronted each other angrily in the final stages of the Blues’ 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on February 11, resulting in a financial penalty and a warning

The Football Association (FA) has fined both Chelsea and Everton £30,000 for failing to control their players during their Premier League match in February.

Everton’s Gareth Barry was shown a second yellow card for a tackle on Willian in the closing stages of the game at Stamford Bridge, an incident that sparked a mass confrontation between the two sides.

“Following an incident in the 86th minute of their fixture on February 11, 2015, both clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour,” read an FA statement.

“The charge against Chelsea further alleged that their players surrounded the match referee and/or became involved in a mass confrontation.

“Chelsea and Everton both admitted their charge and, as well as being fined, were also warned as to their future conduct.”