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Chelsea Could Face Points Deduction For 20-Man Brawl During Win Over Leicester City

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Chelsea Could Face Points Deduction For 20-Man Brawl During Win Over Leicester City

Chelsea could face a points deduction after being charged with failing to control their players against Leicester City.

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The 20-man brawl during Chelsea's crucial 2-1 Premier League victory over Leicester saw both clubs hit with an FA charge.

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As a result, Thomas Tuchel's side could be severely punished. That's according to the Mirror who say they were warned in July 2016 that they faced a points deduction after appealing against a £375,000 fine following a similar incident in a match against Tottenham two months earlier.

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The report also adds that it is the SEVENTH time in as many years the Blues have been in the FA dock.

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In the last five years they have been charged twice more for failing to control their players, but avoided any sanctions.

A source said: "It seems there's an issue within the club."

Chelsea and Leicester have until Tuesday to respond to the charge.

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The prospect of a points deduction could have disastrous implications in Chelsea's season as they head into the final day of the campaign still seeking a top four spot.

Speaking about his team's game at Aston Villa, Tuchel said: "You get absolutely focused, absolutely sharp when the kind of pressure that we have now is on.

"These last two matches for us - against Leicester and now Aston Villa - even if the ­pressure was on before, they ARE - different. The situation is so clear now.

"It brings you to the edge. It brings you out of bed early. You think twice and become sharp. That's what I demand of myself - to deliver under pressure."

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Topics: Football News, Leicester City, Chelsea, Football, Premier League

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