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“Are You Joking?”-Chelsea Boss,Conte Surprised By Points Deduction Talks

“Are You Joking?”-Chelsea Boss,Conte Surprised By Points Deduction Talks by : 10:24 am On December 12, 2016

Chelsea boss,Antonio Conte thought a reporter was joking when asked

about possible points deduction following the ugly scene at the etihad

stadium but the Italian maintained that his players were the


Conte could not understand why there could be a point deduction from

Chelsea following what happened at the etihad.He insisted it wasnt the

fault of his players.

Tensions boiled over in the

closing stages at the Etihad

Stadium last Saturday after

Sergio Aguero's dreadful

challenge on David Luiz,

which saw the City striker sent off and subsequently

banned for four matches. Fernandinho also saw red as

he grabbed Cesc Fabregas by

the throat and pushed

him over the advertising

hoardings, a furious

reaction to being slapped by the Spainiard. Both City and Chelsea were

charged with failing to

control their players,

marking the fifth time in 19

months that the London club

has been called before the Football Association's

disciplinary body for that

offence. That has led to speculation

the league leaders could see

some of their points taken

away, but Conte was

astounded to hear such talk. Asked about the possibility

of a sanction in his post-

match media conference

following Chelsea's 1-0 win

over West Brom on Sunday,

Conte replied: "Are you joking? "For me… if you are involved

in a situation and the fault

is not yours, you must pay?

Why? I don't understand

this. "Manchester City and

Chelsea, at the end of the

game, my players tried to

keep their calm. I don't

understand this. I

repeat, I don't understand this. "We are trying to improve in

all aspects, also this. For this

reason, I reply: you must be

joking. You must be honest

and understand which team

is at fault. "We had a bad record in the

past, but now we are

different. I think that, in

every game, you fight a lot

during 90 minutes and,

when the referee whistles at the end, it's important to



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