Football: Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion fined after fracas

Chelsea's Diego Costa reacts after being caught offside during the English Premier League football match on Jan 24, 2016.
Chelsea's Diego Costa reacts after being caught offside during the English Premier League football match on Jan 24, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion have been fined for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during their Premier League game on Jan 13, the Football Association said on Tuesday.

Chelsea were fined £65,000 (S$133,000) and West Brom £35,000.

The charge referred to the heated aftermath of West Brom's Claudio Yacob escaping a second booking after fouling Diego Costa in the second half of the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

The game was a fractious affair with firebrand Chelsea striker Costa involved in several spats, including an incident with most of the West Brom team after the final whistle.

Chelsea were also fined for misconduct in November following their bad-tempered Premier League clash with West Ham United.