Leeds United have been fit with a £20,000 fine for failing to control their players against Chelsea, with journalist Phil Hay relaying the news.
The Lowdown: Leeds’ late heartbreak at Chelsea
The Whites suffered an agonising 3-2 defeat away to the Blues earlier this month, losing in stoppage time after a Jorginho penalty. It was a hugely spirited performance from Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but as has been the case too often this season, they came away with nothing.
Tempers flared with Leeds players after the award of the late spot-kick, with numerous individuals surrounding referee Chris Kavanagh.
The Latest: Leeds hit with £20k fine
The behaviour of the Whites players has seen them receive a hefty five-figure punishment, with The Athletic‘s Hay confirming the news on Twitter on Monday as he simply relayed: “Leeds hit with £20,000 fine.”
The Verdict: Another blow
This fine is a further blow for the club at a time when money is needed for signings in the January transfer window, although the amount paid shouldn’t affect their budget too much.
In truth, it was nice to see the passion shown by Leeds players on that painful afternoon at Chelsea, showing that they truly care about results and the fate of the club.
In other news, Leeds have received a potential transfer boost. Read more here.
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