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Chelsea and Blackburn charged over scuffles
Updated: 2005-02-05 09:51

Premier League leaders Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers have been charged by the FA with failing to control their players following a number of scuffles during Wednesday's match at Ewood Park.

Chelsea's Frank Lampard (L) is pictured arguing with Blackburn Rovers players during their Premier League match. [Reuters]
Chelsea won an ill-tempered match 1-0 to move 11 points clear at the top.

A bad-tempered second half degenerated into a running battle between hot-headed Rovers striker Paul Dickov and Chelsea skipper John Terry, with ugly scuffles littering the closing stages.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho summed up the prickly encounter by saying: "It wasn't a good game of football, it was a fight".

The FA said on Friday that Chelsea and Blackburn had until February 21 to respond to the charge.

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