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Thomas Tuchel & Antonio Conte charged by FA over post-London derby exchange

The two coaches sparked a heated scuffle on Sunday

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte, the respective managers at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, have this evening been charged by the English Football Association for their respective actions on Sunday.

The latest highly-anticipated Premier League London derby, of course, played out 24 hours ago.

And, safe to say, the 90 minutes did not disappoint.

A pulsating affair, featuring four goals, VAR drama and more, ultimately culminated in the points being shared.

This came after goals on the part of Kalidou Koulibaly and Reece James appeared to have done enough to guide Chelsea to all three points.

Deep into injury time, however, Spurs struck a fatal blow, courtesy of star man Harry Kane:

Instead, this honour was reserved for the aforementioned pairing of Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte.

This came as the pair, after coming together on the touchline not long before, were involved in a heated post-match exchange.

Chelsea boss Tuchel has since revealed that his frustration stemmed from his Spurs counterpart’s refusal to look him in the eye during their handshake, with the situation having come close to spiralling out of control upon both sets of staff and players becoming involved.

In turn, on Monday, it should not come as a massive surprise to hear of the two managers being slapped with punishments.

As per an official statement on the part of the FA, Tuchel and Conte have been charged with improper conduct relating to their post-derby actions.

The two tacticians now have until Thursday to respond to the decision, or risk likely touchline bans.

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