Chelsea have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players during Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to QPR at Loftus Road.
Both Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba received their marching orders, while a further seven of their team-mates were booked by referee Chris Foy.
The FA charge relates to the actions of the Chelsea players following Bosingwa’s dismissal early in the game when they surrounded Foy.
Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has also been asked by the FA to explain his post-match comments which saw him criticise Foy and his assistants for their performance during the fiercely contested Premier League clash.
Chelsea have been given until Friday 28 October to respond to the charge.