Chelsea captain Reece James has been given a one-match suspension and fined £90,000 over an incident in the tunnel after his side’s loss to Aston Villa in September.
The defender admitted using “improper, insulting and abusive words and behaviour” towards a match official.
It had previously been reported that the England international confronted referee Jarred Gillett.
The 23-year-old did not feature in the match because of a hamstring injury.
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The FA said James had admitted the charge, and the written reasons would be published “at the earliest opportunity”.
The Blues are 11th in the Premier League, having won just two of their first seven league matches under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.