The Football Association (FA) has charged Chelsea manager Antonio Conte with misconduct following his sending-off in his side's 1-0 win over Swansea City.

Conte was sent off to the stands in the 43<sup>rd minute after losing his cool just before the break for what he perceived as time wasting tactics from Paul Clement's side at Stamford Bridge. Fourth official Lee Mason was at the receiving end of the former Juventus manager's anger. Chelsea boss was sent to the stands and was forced to watch the second half from the stands.

A statement on the FA's official website read, "Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal against Swansea City in the 43rd minute of the game yesterday [Wednesday 29 November]. The Chelsea manager has until 6pm on 5 December to respond to the charge."

According to Sky Sports, Conte will not face any touchline ban after being charged by the FA with misconduct. The ex-Italy coach is set to be fined £8,000 ($10,827), if he accepts the charge. The fine will be higher, if the 48-year-old decides to contest the charge.

Conte is likely to accept the charge as he apoligised for the incident that saw referee Neil Swarbrick send Chelsea manager off from the dugout.

"After the game I think it's right to apologise. I saw that Swansea were wasting time. I said this to the fourth official. I was frustrated. I tried to tell again. Then the referee took this decision. I apologise for this," Conte said.

"I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again and the referee reacted to this situation. For this, I apologise, for sure I made a mistake but I suffer during the game. I suffer with my players, it is a pity.

"I suffered in the same way, also in the changing room, also on the video. I didn't have the possibility to communicate with my players, it was very strange."

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Antonio Conte was sent off to the stands in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Swansea City Getty