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FA confirm punishments for Tuchel and Conte after London derby spat

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The two managers went head-to-head more than once during the last weekend’s Premier League match.

Football Association have fined Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte for their conduct during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Sunday.

Tensions boiled over on the touchline when Conte rushed to celebrate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s second-half equaliser in the face of Tuchel.

Chelsea were on the verge of winning the game when a late equaliser from Harry Kane denied them of the victory. 

The German manager went on to shake hands with Conte after the final whistle. However, their exchange immediately turned into a full-on bust-up, convincing the referee to send both of them out with red cards.

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In addition to the fines, the FA has banned Tuchel for one game. However, the punishment has been suspended for the time being.

“An independent Regulatory Commission has today ordered that Thomas Tuchel be fined £35,000 and banned from the touchline for one match, and Antonio Conte be fined £15,000 after they respectively breached FA Rule E3,” a statement read.

“Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte admitted that their behaviour after the final whistle of the Premier League game between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 14 August 2022 was improper, and both managers requested a paper hearing.”

The statement added: “These sanctions are subject to appeal, and Thomas Tuchel’s one match touchline ban has been suspended temporarily pending the independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons for its decisions that will be made available in due course.”