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Chelsea Coach Given six-match Stadium ban

Rui FariaChelsea assistant manager Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban for his altercation with officials during the 2-1 loss to Sunderland.

The Portuguese had to be restrained from confronting referee Mike Dean after Sunderland had been awarded what turned out to the match-winning penalty in the Premier League game on 19 April.

He was subsequently sent off and later admitted two charges of misconduct.

Faria, who has the right to appeal, has also been fined £30,000.

His ban will cover the Blues’ remaining two matches of this season – at home to Norwich and away to Cardiff – and the first four domestic fixtures next season.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is contesting his own misconduct charge from the defeat by the Black Cats, relating to his comments congratulating referee Dean and Mike Riley, the head of the Premier League’s refereeing body.

Midfielder Ramires received a four-game retrospective ban for elbowing Sebastian Larsson in an incident missed by Dean during the game.

Faria first worked with Mourinho when they were both part of Louis van Gaal’s backroom staff at Barcelona in 2000.


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