Chelsea will contact the FA over Sarri’s frustrations

Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea are expected to lodge a formal complaint to the FA about Burnley’s backroom staff.

Chelsea settled for a rather frustrating draw against Burnley, as Head coach Sarri was sent to the stands and then refused to address the media after the fixture.

Sarri – who felt offended and angered – could wind up with a touchline ban for his actions, and both Chelsea and Burnley could be expecting an FA backlash.

However, assistant Gianfranco Zola revealed the club will surely follow-up the situation, as Maurizio Sarri was left deeply hurt by the turn our of events.

“I think there will be a follow (up) on that. Maurizio felt very unhappy.” Zola said.

“We understand it’s a football game. You say words because of the adrenaline, but he wasn’t particularly happy.

“If Maurizio said that, probably it’s something that could have been avoided.”

On why he took charge of the post match press conference, and not Sarri, he said: “The reason is he’s very frustrated, so he’d prefer not to come over here.

“He’s been sent off. I think he’s been offended as well, so he didn’t feel it was the right thing to do, to speak to you.

“I know you wanted him, so I’m sorry. But you can understand: he’s frustrated at the game, frustrated at being sent off, and the other thing. He’d prefer not to come in.

“I think he’s been told something from their bench, but don’t ask me what; I don’t want to go down that line. We’ll see what we can do about that.

“It’s a football game, and it’s normal that there is a lot of passion in it.

“We felt very unhappy, and also that Maurizio has been sent off while he was just trying to tell our players to get in position.”

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