FA reduce Tottenham and Chelsea fines

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Even as Premier League clubs get their pre-seasons underway, the fallout from last season is just refusing to go away. 

Tottenham and Chelsea have now been hauled back to the decisive 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in May, a result which saw Leicester crowned champions at Spurs' expense. 

It's largely good news, though, as the FA have announced that both clubs have had their fines for failing to control their players on that night reduced after an appeal. 


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Fines reduced

Both were charged after a number of unsavoury incidents in the embittered London derby, a game which saw Spurs break the unwanted record of having nine players booked in one match. 

The FA took into account the clubs' respective disciplinary records when handing out the fines, which explains why Chelsea's was a fair bit more than that of their rivals. 

Chelsea were originally fined £375,000, but that has now been brought down to £290,000, while Spurs will now have to pay £225,000 instead of the original figure of £375,000. 

Yet, the repercussions of what has been dubbed the 'Battle of Stamford Bridge' will still rumble on into next season, at least for Spurs, who will be missing Mousa Dembele for the first four games of next campaign through suspension. 

Spurs feel the consequences 

The Belgian midfielder was banned for six games, two of which he has already served, for attempting to eye-gouge Blues striker Diego Costa. 

The end of the game saw a further melee in the tunnel in which interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink was sent flying. 

All in all, it was a night to forget for both teams, though the hosts clearly revelled in the chance to deny Tottenham the title. 

The FA have made it clear that the previous warnings as to the clubs' future conduct still stand.

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