The Football Association have punished the Blues for their conduct during their 1-0 loss against their west London rivals which saw them receive two reds and seven yellow cards
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.