Chelsea have been automatically fined £25,000 and asked for their observations on three disciplinary incidents that occurred in Saturday’s 2-1 result at the Boleyn ground.
An FA spokesman said on Monday that the automatic fine would be implemented because six players received a yellow card in the Premier League game. One of them, Nemanja Matic, was sent off, making seven cautions in all.
Chelsea’s coach Silvino Louro and manager Jose Mourinho who were both sent to the stands during the game likely to bring further sanctions as Mourinho had a suspended touch line ban hanging over him after he criticised an official when Chelsea lost to Southampton.
There is also a further suggestion backed up by video coverage that Chelsea players surrounded an official during the game in breach of a regulation which allows no more than two players to approach an official. West Ham were fined £50,000 by the FA in relation to the behaviour of their players during the 3-0 victory over Liverpool in September following the dismissal of Mark Noble.
The FA await referee Jon Moss’ report before deciding on further punishment against Chelsea.
The Premier League will also write to Chelsea about a breach of the regulation that clubs must fulfil media obligations after a game.Neither Mourinho nor any of his coaches attended the traditional post-match news conference at West Ham. The normal sanction is a warning or a fine.