The Football Association has charged Chelsea for failing to control their players during the last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Assistant manager Steve Clarke has also been charged with using abusive and/or insulting words towards officials.
Chelsea were angered by referee Mike Dean’s decision to send off midfielder Mikel Jon Obi in the first half.
Chelsea and Clarke have until 12 October to respond to the charges.
The Blues contested Mikel’s red card, but the FA rejected their appeal and awarded the Nigerian a three-match.
This is the latest in a string of indiscretions involving the club.
In April 2006, they were fined £10,000 for the same charge of failing to control players after members of the team harrassed referee Mark Halsey during a match against West Brom.
They were given a further £10,000 fine and warned as to their future conduct by an FA disciplinary commission after being found guilty of failing to control their players during a 1-0 Premiership defeat at Fulham.
Last season Chelsea were handed a £100,000 fine and reprimanded for their part in a brawl with Arsenal players during the Carling Cup final.