Chelsea admit FA charge

December 12, 2007

Chelsea have admitted a Football Association charge that their players failed to 'conduct themselves in an orderly fashion' against Derby last month.

The charge relates to the behaviour of the London club's players towards referee Andre Marriner after he sent off Michael Essien in injury-time of the game at Pride Park on November 24.

The Ghanaian, who came on as a late substitute in the game, was handed a straight red card after apparently catching Rams striker Kenny Miller in the face with his arm.

Chelsea have requested a personal hearing which is yet to be scheduled.