Blues hit with £20,000 FA fine for failing to control players

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Chelsea were yesterday fined £20,000 by the Football Association after they admitted a charge of failing to ensure their players behaved properly during last Sunday's derby defeat at Queen's Park Rangers.

Chelsea had Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba sent off in an eight-minute spell in the first half and had the charge levelled against them after their players surrounded referee Chris Foy following Bosingwa's red card.

The FA has also asked Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas to explain his comments after the match about Foy.

The fallout from the game also included allegations of racist abuse levelled against the Chelsea and England captain, John Terry, involving QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. Both players were interviewed at length by the FA yesterday, Ferdinand for two hours. Terry has strenuously denied the charges.