Chelsea facing disciplinary charges
NYON, Switzerland: Chelsea is facing two disciplinary charges and could face a fine from incidents in last week's Champion's League match at Barcelona.
Chelsea's team arrived on the pitch late for the second half, and manager Jose Mourinho did not attend the compulsory post- match press conference after his team's 2-1 loss.
Both are breaches of UEFA's rules, the European governing body said Thursday. UEFA's disciplinary body will hear the cases March 24.
Chelsea has said it would lodge a protest with UEFA about a conversation between Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard and Swedish referee Anders Frisk at half time of the Champions League game. Rijkaard said he was apologizing to Frisk for not having greeted him before kickoff. --AP