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Why Chelsea’s Boss Was Charged With Misconduct

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Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal from the touchline in the closing stages of Chelsea's draw against Burnley.

Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal from the touchline in the closing stages of Chelsea’s draw against Burnley.

Sarri was sent off after venturing from his technical area to dispute a decision by referee Kevin Friend.

He had been locked in various arguments throughout the game with the officials and the Burnley bench.

Sarri’s expulsion comes as pressure mounts on him to deliver Champions League football for next season. His compatriot Antonio Conte was sacked after failing to do so last season.

Chelsea occupy the fourth and final qualifying place but the two dropped points at home against lowly Burnley could prove costly.

They are only a point better off than Arsenal, who can leapfrog them later on Wednesday if they get at least a draw at Wolves.

Sarri’s last resort may come in winning the Europa League — Chelsea play German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals — with Arsenal as potential opponents in the final should the Gunners beat Valencia.




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