Spurs, Chelsea fines reduced
English Premier League sides Chelsea and Spurs saw their fines for the unseemly brawls that peppered their highly charged London derby last season reduced on appeal by the Football Association (FA).
The 2-2 draw on May 2 - which ended Spurs’ title hopes and confirmed Leicester City as champions - saw two mass brawls break out as the Spurs players lost control with some over exuberant tackling as their hopes of the crown slipped away.
The nadir of the night’s behaviour was reached in the tunnel when there was another brawl and the Chelsea manager, Guus Hiddink, was sent flying. Chelsea were initially fined £375,000 ($490,000, 440,000 euros) and Spurs £225,000.
“However, following an appeal board hearing the fines have been reduced to £290,000 and £175,000 respectively. It remains that both clubs have been warned as to their future conduct,” an FA statement read.
Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur and Diego Costa of Chelsea