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Antonio Conte charged by FA after being sent off

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, right, is sent off to the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been charged with “misconduct” by the English Football Association after being sent to the stands in the first half of their 1-0 win against Swansea City on Wednesday.

Conte had words with fourth official Lee Mason about a goal kick decision, which he thought was a corner, and was then sent to watch the rest of the game in the stands.

After the game he apologized for his actions but the Italian coach is now in trouble with the English FA.

The manager of the reigning champs has until Dec. 5 to respond to the charge which could see him receive a touchline ban.

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