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Chelsea have been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 in the aftermath of Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield. After Reece James saw red late in the first half, the visitors were left fuming, leading to unsavoury scenes before and after Mohamed Salah’s equaliser.

On Wednesday, an FA statement confirmed the Blues’ charges after the fiery affair between two early Premier League title contenders.

It read: “Chelsea FC has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E20.1 following their Premier League fixture against Liverpool FC on Saturday [28/08/21].

“It is alleged that Chelsea FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 48th minute of the first half and following the half-time whistle.

“Chelsea FC has until Friday [03/09/21] to provide a response to this charge.”

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