Thursday, 1st May, 2014

Chelsea assistant boss Rui Faria has been slapped with a six-match stadium ban following his behaviour in the side's 2-1 defeat at home to Sunderland.

The Portuguese coach had to be restrained from confronting referee Mike Dean and fourth official Phil Dowd after a penalty was awarded to Sunderland.

Fabio Borino scored the resulting penalty, all but putting the Blues out of the Premier League title race.

The English Football Association quickly charged Faria with misconduct and have now found him guilty of two charges.


Jose Mourinho's assistant has been hit with a six-match stadium ban, while the FA has also imposed a fine of £30,000.

The Portuguese was further warned about his future conduct.

His ban will cover the final two Premier League games of this season and the first four of next season.

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