The FA have charged both Chelsea and Tottenham with failure to control their players during the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge this week (via ESPN), with the referee given a huge amount of work to do throughout the game.
There was real aggression in the London derby this past Monday night, with Tottenham doing everything in their power to keep the pressure up on Leicester City, with Chelsea determined to stop them. 12 yellow cards were handed out throughout the came, but somewhat surprisingly given the nature of some of the challenges there were no reds.
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Nine of the 12 bookings went to Spurs players, with some of their behaviour drawing real criticism. Moussa Dembele could be facing a retrospective ban for raking his nails down Diego Costa’s face, while a number of other players look likely to get away with some truly heinous challenges.
The 2-2 draw was enough to see Leicester City lift the title, with Tottenham’s dropped points giving the Foxes an insurmountable lead atop the Premier League table.
Tottenham are still likely to finish second, which will see them finish above Arsenal for the first time since Arsene Wenger took charge of the Gunners. This will still be a massive achievement for Mauricio Pochettino and his side, but they will no doubt be hugely disappointed they were unable to clinch the title.
There will also be disappointment at the behaviour of both the players and the staff, with the antics at Stamford Bridge not acceptable under any circumstances, no matter what’s at stake.