Antonio Conte has stated there is no reason for Chelsea to lose points for the melee that followed the 3-1 win over Manchester City.
Chelsea could be the first side to be docked points since Arsenal and United were punished in 1990, for their misconduct at the Etihad stadium.
“Are you joking? Are you joking?” asked Conte when quizzed on the prospect of Chelsea being docked Premier League points.
Aguero and Fernandinho were handed straight red for their part in the brawl, after Aguero’s horror tackle on Luiz sparked the melee.
Manchester City and Chelsea were both charged by the FA for failing to control their players. And due to this being Chelsea’s fifth charge in 19 months, a points deduction might be the resulting punishment.
Conte, however, has insisted he remains unfazed by such talk, claiming he is in the process of cleaning Chelsea’s house on the discipline front.
“For me, if you are involved in a situation and the fault is not your one, you must pay? Why? I don’t understand this,” Conte added.
“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 in this area. 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 finish.
“I don’t know what happened in the past. I know what happened in the present. For this reason, I ask if you are joking or not. After the game between City and Chelsea, you could see very clearly that my players tried to keep their calm.”