Villas-Boas charged for referee rant

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been charged with improper conduct for comments he made about referee Chris Foy following his side's 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers last month, the FA said in a statement on Friday.

Chelsea conceded an early penalty and were reduced to nine men during the match on October 23, prompting a strong reaction by the Portuguese manager.

"I think the refereeing today was not good and it is not the first time that has happened to us," Villas-Boas told Sky Sports. "I am very, very disappointed with his performance.

"He was too emotional. I hope this is not a pattern forming - we have suffered in three games [this season] with refereeing."

Villas-Boas has until 4pm on November 15 to respond. Chelsea were fined 20,000 pounds on October 28 for failing to control their players during the match.