Fulham head coach Marco Silva will be banned from the bench at Sunderland in Wednesday night’s FA Cup fourth round replay after receiving his fourth booking of the season at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.

The Portuguese coach was cautioned by Stuart Attwell with six minutes remaining of Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea, having become frustrated by the fact that a number of cynical challenges from the hosts had not been punished by the match officials. The Fulham boss has been no stranger to confrontations with the officials this season. He was booked at Arsenal – having been incensed by the decision to allow the Gunners’ late winner in August – and at West Ham, where Fulham were furious that two blatant handballs were missed before two of the Hammers goals.

Silva was also cautioned after the final whistle at St. James’ Park last month, having gone onto the pitch to remonstrate with the officials over their failure to award a penalty and send off Dan Burn during a game that the Whites went on to lose 1-0. Premier League rules were amended in 2019 to formalise the introduction of yellow and red cards for the occupants of the technical area and four bookings triggers an automatic one-match suspension.

Eight yellow cards earns a two-match suspension, whilst repeat offenders are banned for three matches should they reach twelve cautions. A misconduct charge follows sixteen bookings. Silva will watch from the stands at the Stadium of Light, with technical area duties likely to be split between first team coach Stuart Gray and assistant manager Luis Boa Morte.