What Thomas Tuchel’s red card means, and the number of games he could miss

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It was a feisty 2-2 affair between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The London derby game was heated up, especially on the sidelines between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte.

Yellow and red cards can be issued to managers for misconduct in the technical area, and they both mean different things.

This system was introduced in 2018, as previously coaches would only be warned by the referee or sent off.

If a manager receives four yellow cards over the course of a season, they will face a touchline ban, while eight yellow cards is equal to a two-game match ban.

If a manager receives 16 yellow cards over the season, it is equal to FA misconduct hearing.

Also, if a second yellow card is given to a manager during a game, the manager will be asked to leave the technical area.

Thomas Tuchel was given a red card at the end of the game against Tottenham, and a manager who is sent off will be forced to serve a one-match touchline ban. However, this ban can be longer if violent conduct is involved.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte have both charged by the FA after their fracas at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Tuchel seems to be at more risk of a sanction following his statement about the referee.

The FA have opened an investigation into his comments following the match. If found guilty, Tuchel may face more penalties.