Chelsea manager Antonio Conte fined £8,000 for sending off

Antonio Conte has been fined by the FA after he was sent off against Swansea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association after he was sent to the stand during his side’s Premier League victory over Swansea last month.

Conte was dismissed for disputing referee Neil Swarbrick’s decision not to award a corner in the first half.

Following the match, which Chelsea won 1-0, the 48-year-old Italian apologised to Swarbrick.

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He added: “I made a mistake. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.”

Chelsea are third in the Premier League table, 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.

His managerial career began in 2006, when he led Bari to the 2008–09 Serie B title, and Siena to promotion from the same division two years later.

He then took over at Juventus in 2011, where he implemented a 3–5–2 formation and won three consecutive Serie A titles, before taking charge of the Italian national team in 2014 until the UEFA Euro 2016 campaign.

He became the current manager of Chelsea in April 2016 and led them to the Premier League title in his first season in charge.

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