November 30, 2017

Antonio Conte: Chelsea manager charged with misconduct for Swansea sending off


The Chelsea boss was sent off in the 43rd minute of last night’s 1-0 win after growing frustrated with Swansea trying to slow the game down.

Conte was sent to the stands and watched on as Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock in the 55th minute when he headed home after N’Golo Kante’s initial effort was deflected.

After the match, the Italian coach apologised for his actions but he may now face a fine.

The Chelsea manager has until 6pm on 5 December to respond to the charge.

“After the game it is normal and right to apologise for what happened during the game,” Conte said after yesterday’s match.

“In the first half Swansea was wasting time.

“I said this a few times to the fourth official, I didn’t see something had changed in the first half.

“I was frustrated for this situation and tried to tell again.
“The referee took this decision but I apologise. I made a mistake.

“During the game I suffer with my players. It is a pity.”


The Chelsea boss was sent off in the 43rd minute of last night’s 1-0 win after growing frustrated with Swansea trying to slow the game down.

Conte was sent to the stands and watched on as Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock in the 55th minute when he headed home after N’Golo Kante’s initial effort was deflected.

After the match, the Italian coach apologised for his actions but he may now face a fine.

The Chelsea manager has until 6pm on 5 December to respond to the charge.

“After the game it is normal and right to apologise for what happened during the game,” Conte said after yesterday’s match.

“In the first half Swansea was wasting time.

“I said this a few times to the fourth official, I didn’t see something had changed in the first half.

“I was frustrated for this situation and tried to tell again.
“The referee took this decision but I apologise. I made a mistake.

“During the game I suffer with my players. It is a pity.”