Premier League: Chelsea fined £25,000 by FA for failing to control players in 1-1 draw vs Liverpool at Anfield- The Chelsea players were incensed by Taylor’s decision to dismiss James, with the Blues feeling the ball had deflected off the England star’s thigh onto his arm.
“Chelsea FC has been fined £25,000 for two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 which occurred during their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday 28 August 2021,” read an FA statement.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) September 8, 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.”
Chelsea have been fined £25,000 by the FA for failing to control their players during their Premier League match vs Liverpool before the international break. pic.twitter.com/b3fpAgO4nJ
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Liverpool vs Chelsea: 10-men Chelsea rescue a 1-1 draw against Liverpool to continue their unbeaten streak in Premier League- 10-men Chelsea defended with all their power in the 2nd half to rescue 1 point from the match. Chelsea went 1-0 up in the 1st half with a brilliant header from Kai Havertz. However, there was drama in the injury time of the 2nd half as Reece James cleared the ball off the line but got his hand involved. He was shown a red card and a penalty was awarded to Liverpool. Salah stepped up to score his 99th goal for Liverpool and equalize right before half-time.
Their first goals of the season conceded, their first points dropped. Still, little could separate Liverpool and Chelsea when the title contenders drew 1-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Chelsea should be the most satisfied after surviving playing half of the game at Anfield with 10 men after Reece James was sent off for blocking the ball on the line with his right hand.
But the equalizer scored by Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time — canceling out Kai Havertz’s header from James’ corner — was about as threatening as Liverpool got in front of goal.
The flare-up between both sets of players after the penalty was also about as fiery as it got.
The hosts were unable to breakdown a reconfigured Chelsea defense that held off the home threat through a disciplined defensive display.
It leaves Liverpool and Chelsea on seven points, and with Tottenham the last remaining side that can make it three wins out of three if it beats Watford on Sunday.