One booking, but West Ham charged by FA - again

  • by Staf
  • Tuesday, 27th October 2015

West Ham have been charged once again by the FA for failing to control their players.

Following on from the ?50,000 fine incurred following Mark Noble's dismissal at Anfield back in August - a decision that was later overturned upon appeal - the Hammers have been charged again in the wake of Saturday's win over Chelsea.

According to a statement on the FA's website, "West Ham have been charged for failing to control their players in the 44th minute of the game and Chelsea have also been charged with the same offence for an alleged breach in the 45th minute of the game."

Video footage of the incident, a still from which may be seen below shows three West Ham players - captain Mark Noble, Carl Jenkinson and James Tomkins - along with Chelsea's John Terry and Cesc Fabregas talking to referee Jonathan Moss following the foul.

Three of West Ham's players remonstrate with referee Jonathan Moss following the challenge on Diafra Sakho that earned Nemanja Matic a second yellow card

West Ham had one player booked during the game - Cheikhou Kouyate - whilst the Blues saw SIX players cautioned, including Diego Costa and Fabegas for their part in the fracas that followed Matic's red card.

Both clubs have until 6pm on Thursday, 29 October to reply to the charges.

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