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will not contest the FA charge for his touchline dismissal but urged referees to get a grip on time-wasting in the Premier League.

Conte will pay a fine of £8,000 after being ordered from the bench by Neil Swarbrick following a verbal outburst at fourth official Lee Mason during Chelsea's 1-0 win against Swansea on Wednesday.

'It is right to accept it and pay the fine,' said Chelsea boss Conte. 'The referee took this decision I have to respect it and pay this fine.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed he will not appeal his FA misconduct charge

Chelsea boss has confirmed he will not appeal his FA misconduct charge

'I also want the referee to learn something about this because Swansea was wasting time and the referee has to protect the team that wants to play football and try to win the game.

'I was angry because I said twice to the fourth official look they are wasting time but I shouted and showed dissent.

'I accept the decision of the referee. In the future I will try to avoid saying these things to the fourth official and will push my players to say these things to the referee.'

Conte's team face Newcastle on Saturday and another well-drilled defensive unit which is designed to frustrate them when former Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez makes his first return to Stamford Bridge.

'Rafa in his spell at Chelsea did well,' said Conte. 'I remember when Chelsea won the Europa League and to win the Europa League is not simple. It is right always to give respect. Our fans are great in these circumstances.'

Conte was charged with misconduct by the FA after his dismissal in the win over Swansea

Conte was charged with misconduct by the FA after his dismissal in the win over Swansea

He was sent to the stands by the referee after complaining Swansea were wasting time

He was sent to the stands by the referee after complaining Swansea were wasting time

The Chelsea boss also rejected the idea that he and Benitez did not get on well when

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