Chelsea and West Ham have been fined by the Football Association (FA) and warned over their future behaviour after both clubs admitted charges of misconduct relating to a failure to control their players during the recent Premier League fixture at the Boleyn Ground. Goals from Mauro Zarate and Andy Carroll secured the hosts victory on 24 October and ensured that their London rivals slipped to a fifth top-flight defeat of the season despite a second-half equaliser from Gary Cahill, but the match was marred by a host of disciplinary issues.
The decision to dismiss midfielder Nemanja Matic for a second bookable offence led to confrontations between the two sets of players and referee Jon Moss, while Chelsea coach Silvino Louro was sent to the stands for his vocal protestations and Jose Mourinho was similarly banished for a half-time rant during which he reportedly accused the officials of being weak and eventually led to the under-pressure manager being escorted away by West Ham's security manager Simon Sutton after he twice refused to leave the room.
With Mourinho already fighting a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban following his comments about referees in the aftermath of the 3-1 defeat to Southampton last month, he was handed a further £40,000 fine and was not permitted to attend his side's 1-0 loss at Stoke last weekend. While he declined to appeal against those latest charges, Mourinho did successfully dispute his fine for improper conduct.
Confirming each club's punishment, an official FA statement read: "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, West Ham United and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively after both clubs admitted an FA misconduct charge. The charge was for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the fixture between the two sides on 24 October 2015. Both clubs were also severely warned as to their future conduct."