Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte looks to have escaped a touchline ban after being sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Swansea City on Wednesday night.

The Italian is known for being somewhat of a fiery character. Not in a cynical way, a la Jose Mourinho, but his passion can often get the better of him, and it did against the Swans.

Conte was locked in a war of words with the referee and was subsequently sent to the stands. Thankfully for him, Swansea posed very little threat and his Chelsea players did not appear to miss his micro-managing from the touchline.

There were fears that Conte could face further disciplinary action following the incident, a touchline ban in particular. However, the London Evening Standard report that, should Conte choose not to oppose the charge, he will merely have to pay a £8,000 fine (as is the nature of the misconduct charge).

To me and you that may sound like plenty, but we’re sure that Conte can afford it being employed by one of the richest clubs on the planet!

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