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Antonio Conte was asked about Chelsea having a points deduction

The Sunday Mirror claimed Chelsea could face the hefty punishment following ­last weekend’s Etihad mass brawl.

Conte was asked about the possibility following their 1-0 win over West Brom yesterday.

The Italian retorted: “Are you joking? Are you joking?”

Sergio Aguero’s horror tackle on David Luiz sparked ugly scenes at the Etihad, with the Argentina striker and Fernandinho both sent off.

“Are you joking? Are you joking?”

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Both Manchester City and Chelsea were charged with failing to control their players.

It was the Blues’ fifth such charge in 19 months.

Chelsea were most recently fined for failing to control their players following the ill-tempered London derby with Tottenham at the end of last term.

Reports have now indicated the Blues were then issued a warning in writing that any further breaches of discipline could lead to the club losing league points.

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There were ugly scenes at the Etihad when Chelsea played Man City

An unfazed Conte dismissed the notion though, claiming Chelsea are a cleaner side than in the past.

“For me, if you are involved in a situation and the fault is not your one, you must pay? Why? I don’t understand this,” said Conte.

“We are trying to improve in all aspects, also (in) this (area). For this reason, I reply: you must be joking. You must be honest and understand which team is at fault.

“We had a bad record in the past, but now we are different.”

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/569579/Chelsea-Antonio-Conte