Antonio Conte charged with misconduct by FA after sending off in Chelsea’s defeat of Swansea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct by the FA after being sent to the stands in the side’s 1-0 defeat of Swansea.

The incident took place in the 43rd minute of the Stamford Bridge clash and referee Neil Swarbrick decided to give Conte his marching orders after the Italian was seen yelling in the face of fourth official Lee Mason.

Conte has until 6pm on December 5 to respond to the charge and could face a £8,000 fine for his actions in the Premier League fixture on Wednesday evening.

Asked about his sending off at Stamford Bridge, Conte explained: ‘The problem is I was frustrated because the opponents were wasting time.

‘I tried to tell this to the fourth official not only once but a few times.

Antonio Conte watched the remainder of the game from the stands (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte (C) shouts from his seat after being sent to the stands by English referee Neil Swarbrick (not pictured) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in London on November 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘But I have apologised because I did the wrong thing. I have been in to see them after the game. It’s right to speak and apologise with them.

‘I don’t know if it was fair [to be sent off] but we have to respect this decision.

‘Sometimes there is a lot of frustration like in this case but sometime you can make a mistake and I did this.’

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