RDM in conduct warning
Roberto Di Matteo has warned his Chelsea players regards their future conduct and says they have an image to protect.
Chelsea may be flying on the pitch but they have had a tough time off it after John Terry's race row with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, while Ashley Cole is now in hot water with the FA following comments made on Twitter. Cole has also had a pop at Alan Shearer on the social network site after the former England skipper suggested he should be banned from playing for Roy Hodgson's men. Di Matteo will not ban his players from using Twitter but says their conduct off the pitch has to be good at all times. "The image of the club is very important to us, of course," Di Matteo revealed. "We have rules, and anybody who breaks the rules faces disciplinary action against them. "We strive to have high standards and hopefully, going forward, we can be better at showing those. "I come from Switzerland so I like rules, and rules are there to be respected. I wouldn't say I'm a disciplinarian but, when you live and work in a group environment, you need rules to be able to live together and work together."