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Ianni missing from Chelsea bench for start of Man Utd clash

Chelsea management are unhappy with the antics of coach Marco Ianni after their end of match melee with Manchester United.

Ianni had only moved to the Chelsea bench for the final stages of their clash with Manchester United with club hierarchy said to be "angry and deeply embarrassed" by this conduct.

Ianni, who is Maurizio Sarri's second assistant coach, sparked a touchline melee with his celebrations after Ross Barkley's dramatic equaliser.

Sky Sports report Chelsea chiefs are furious over the incident and believe Ianni's conduct falls well below the expected standards.

Ianni had been sat in the upper tier of the East Stand at Stamford Bridge for the large part before making his way down to the bench after Anthony Martial's second goal.

He did not break Premier League protocol and is entitled to move to the team bench in his role as analyst.

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