Chelsea manager Sarri charged with misconduct
The 60-year-old Italian has until Friday to answer to the charge.
Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola claimed after the match that the decision to send his compatriot to the stands was unfair as he “was just trying to tell our players to get in position”.
“The Chelsea manager has until 18:00 (1700 GMT) on Friday (26/04/2019) to provide a response.”
Sarri’s expulsion comes as pressure mounts on him to deliver Champions League football for next season. His compatriot Antonio Conte was sacked after failing to do so last season.
Sarri’s last resort may come in winning the Europa League — Chelsea play German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals — with Arsenal as potential opponents in the final should the Gunners beat Valencia.