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Chelsea players absolutely lose it as Daniel Amartey gets in touchline brawl

Chelsea players – most notably Thiago Silva – absolutely lose it as Daniel Amartey gets in a touchline brawl during Leicester’s defeat.

It would seem that the Brazilian did not forget what the Foxes did in the dressing room after the FA Cup Final on Saturday.

Chelsea got revenge for their losing to Brendan Rodgers’ side in the Wembley showpiece by claiming a huge 2-1 victory in midweek, which puts Thomas Tuchel’s men in control of the race to qualify for the Champions League.

There is certainly no love lost between both clubs and tensions boiled over right near the end of the Premier League encounter.

A hard challenge from Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira on former teammate Ben Chilwell provoked a reaction from both sets of players and the two benches, with Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger making the first move.

It looked as though it would just be a bit of fisticuffs and everything would then start to cool down, until Thiago Silva then spotted Foxes substitute Amartey.

Leicester were forced to apologise after Amartey was filmed throwing a Chelsea pennant to the floor during post-match celebrations in the Wembley dressing room on Saturday.

And Silva, not usually one to lose his temper, was visibly furious when he saw Amartey, screaming at him and pointing angrily in the Ghanaian’s face.

In the end, Amartey was the only player to come out of the fracas with a booking, despite not playing any part in the match itself.

Speaking about whether the Amartey incident affected the Chelsea players’ attitude, Tuchel said: “I did not talk about it.

“I know there was an incident but I didn’t talk about it before the match or in any meetings.

“I don’t do this but I think the players were well aware.”

Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, insisted the officials handled the situation perfectly and that none of the players overstepped the mark.

“It was two sets of players in a competitive situation, and that’s what happens obviously when you have two games in quick succession and we’re fighting for the points like they are,” said Rodgers.

“The referees and the officials dealt with it well, so it’s okay.”

Player ratings

Chelsea: Mendy (6), James (7), Azpilicueta (7), Silva (7), Rudiger (8), Chilwell (7), Jorginho (7), Kante (6), Mount (8), Pulisic (6), Werner (8).

Subs: Kovacic (6), Giroud (6), Zouma (6).

Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Castagne (7), Fofana (6), Soyuncu (7), Thomas (6), Ndidi (6), Tielemans (6), Maddison (5), Albrighton (6), Perez (5), Vardy (5).

Subs: Iheanacho (7), Pereira (6).

Man of the match: Mason Mount

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “It was an OK performance in the cup but today was a top performance. The first half was amazing, the quality and energy, and the second half as well. We gave an easy goal away that made us suffer a bit in the end but overall a very deserved win.

“It was an outstanding performance but the job is not done. We have two more to go. The fans made a huge difference. You see the speed in our game, the hunger, the ambition.

“It was a very strong performance and I’m absolutely delighted the team can present itself like this in front of our fans. We needed exactly that today, it was a big win but it’s not done yet. It is not time for celebration.”

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers: “I thought it was a hard-fought game. We are obviously disappointed with the goals. We conceded a needless corner [by Luke Thomas] and then did not pick up well enough.

“The penalty is, I think, very, very harsh. It was one of those that Wesley will learn from, he has been so good in so many ways, he has just got to be patient with that one. But they are 19 and 20 years of age, the two boys, and they have been absolutely amazing. Tonight will be good learning for them.

“Liverpool have got a couple of games, Chelsea have got a tough game away against Aston Villa. I have always said all along that we have just got to concentrate on ourselves. We are still in that top four and we have got one more game. We will do our very best. If we win it and that is still not enough for us, we will accept that and we have still had a great season.”

Fans reacted after seeing Chelsea players absolutely lose it as Daniel Amartey gets in a touchline brawl…

@ConnCFC: Thiago Silva came went over to the fight and the first player he pushed was Amartey. Disrespect we don’t take that..

@Jakesouthlondon: Love too see it

@Pradeepk819: Wish Costa presence would have made a huge difference

@CFC_Fareed: Man was trying so hard to hide his face 😭😭😭

@MPH1982: Ah the old Chelsea tactics in force last night then

@tobie_stollery: Embarrassing this…not even a stamp on someones foot or a poke in the eye or nothing…games gone

@CFCNH21: They wanted all the smoke Lmaooo

@vikki_lardo: Mount had to look twice 😂😂

@Billybacon96: The fact no one come out of that with some serious harm done is a miracle

@JoeEaves5: The same rudiger who went down holding his face when Bernard tapped his knee?

@JethrotheDog: Good to see some passion. I have to laugh at all the outraged snowflakes posting here who obviously never knew football when it was a man’s game and not the sanitized wimpfest it is today.

@matthewadams85: Professional footballers acting like squabbling children

@lasse_DS: This man is fighting for the badge like he’s been there forever 😭🙌🏼

@sam_150: Chelsea were a disgrace last night all game they were cheating Werner keep falling over and get free kicks for nothing I don’t like where the game is now

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