Jose Mourinho has admitted an FA misconduct charge and could serve a stadium ban effective immediately unless he appeals. This means he could miss the Blues' Premier League game against Stoke City at Britannia Stadium. Coach Silvino Louro has, however, denied a similar charge and will be available on the touchline against Stoke, despite being sent off in their game against West Ham earlier last month.
Mourinho will also be handed £40,000 ($61,692) fine for his altercation with referee Jon Moss following Chelsea's 2-1 loss to the Hammers. Last month, the Portuguese manager had been charged for his comments following Chelsea's loss to Southampton and handed a suspended stadium ban that was now triggered by the incident with Moss.
"The Chelsea manager admitted an FA charge of misconduct regarding his language and/or behaviour towards the match officials in or around the dressing room area during half-time of the game against West Ham United on 24 October 2015," the FA statement said.
"With regard to Chelsea coach Silvino Louro, who denied an FA misconduct charge in relation to the same game, the FA, having considered further representation, withdrew the formal charge of improper conduct but reminded him of his responsibilities."
The charge is a blow for the Chelsea manager, whose side are currently 14 points shy of a shot at the title and are looking more likely to finish in mid-table than near the top four. Their 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge had opened talk of his possible sacking by the three-time Premier League winner but Mourinho denied such a possibility in the near future.
The Blues have lost six of their last 11 games in the league besides being knocked out of the league cup, a trophy they won last season, by Saturday's opponents Stoke.