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Chelsea no.2 Faria cops six-match suspension

Chelsea assistant Rui Faria has been hit with a six-match ban by the Football Association.

Jose Mourinho's number two has received the suspension as well as a £30,000 fine after being found guilty of two counts of improper conduct stemming from a recent clash with Sunderland.

Faria went to confront referee Mike Dean late in the Easter Saturday loss at Stamford Bridge and was later charged for 'failing to leave the technical area when asked and insulting the fourth official'.

An FA statement read: "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules.

"The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official during Chelsea's game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014.

"The second breach was that his behaviour following the match referee's request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.

"Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct."

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