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Fulham have denied a disciplinary charge in relation to crowd trouble at Craven Cottage last season.

The club have also requested a personal hearing, which will be scheduled in due course, the Football Association has confirmed.

Fulham were charged on August 22nd for the disturbances which erupted during the heated west London derby with Chelsea on March 19th.

Chris Coleman’s side won the Premiership game 1-0 but the result was marred by trouble both on and off the pitch.

The Cottagers were charged on two accounts; for failing to ‘ensure that all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from violent and/or provocative behaviour’; and for failing to ‘ensure that no spectators were permitted to encroach onto the pitch area’.

Premiership champions Chelsea were charged and fined £10,000 last season by the FA for failing to control their players during the same game.

William Gallas, now of Arsenal, was sent off in the final minute for the Blues and was cautioned for inciting the opposing supporters while match referee Mike Dean and his assistant Andy Williams were surrounded by protesting Blues players.