The Football Association (FA) has charged Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte following their heated exchange at the end of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.
During the second half of the dramatic Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, the two head coaches appeared to be at odds with one another.
Tuchel and Conte shook hands shortly after the final whistle, shortly after Harry Kane headed in Spurs’ equalizer, with the Chelsea manager pulling the Italian back when he did not make eye contact.
More words were exchanged, and several backroom staff from both teams were required to separate the two, resulting in Tuchel and Conte being shown red cards by referee Anthony Taylor.
In a statement issued on Monday, the FA stated: “Following the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 14 August 2022, both Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.
“Following the conclusion of the game, both managers are accused of inappropriate behavior.
“Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte have until Thursday, August 18, 2022, to submit their responses.”
Spurs manager Conte appeared to add fuel to the fire on Sunday when he posted a video on Instagram of Tuchel running down the sideline in front of him while celebrating Reece James’ goal to make it 2-1 to Chelsea, captioning it: “I’m glad I didn’t see you… causing you to trip would have been well deserved “Then three laughing emojis appeared.
Stats Perform also understands the FA is looking into Tuchel’s post-game comments about referee Taylor, whose performance he criticized.
The FA’s investigation will look into whether Tuchel brought the game into “disrepute” by implying bias or attacking a referee’s integrity.