Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has described the punishment as “fair enough” after he was handed a touchline suspension following his red card against Chelsea last month.

The 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on March 30 saw Kompany dismissed from the dugout by referee Darren England over his protests when the hosts were awarded a penalty and Clarets defender Lorenz Assignon was sent off.

On Thursday, the Football Association announced the Belgian had been given a two-game ban, with one match to be served immediately and the other suspended until the end of the year, and fined £10,000.

Speaking soon after at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Brighton, Kompany said of the punishment: “Fair enough.

“I totally acknowledge that what I said in the moment did absolutely not reflect what I thought about the official, in terms of questioning the integrity of someone. I think that’s too harsh and it’s not what I meant, so fair enough.

“The two are separate issues. I can have a complaint about the level of refereeing, I think that’s a fair complaint, but in the moment the emotions got the better of me.

“It’s fair, it’s unfortunate as well because I want to be there for the team, and in that sense it’s probably something that on the day will annoy me.

“It’s a game of emotions, but at the same time I think the most important part is to just be able to recognise if you’ve made a mistake and then move on.

“It’s unpleasant (not being on the touchline on Saturday) but I have full trust in the staff I have with me, and in the players and their ability to rise up to the challenge. Ultimately on matchday, the most important people are the players.”

Kompany’s relegation-threatened side are currently second-bottom of the Premier League, six points adrift of safety with six games to go.

Nottingham Forest, the team in 17th, have appealed against a four-point deduction they were handed for breaching profit and sustainability rules (PSR).

And on Monday, Everton were docked two points, their second PSR-related deduction of the season, to leave them 16th, two points ahead of Forest, and 18th-placed Luton, with seven games remaining.

The Toffees are to appeal that latest penalty, and when Kompany was asked about the possibility of that process going beyond the end of the season, he said: “I do very little to try to spend energy or time consumed on things I can’t control, and I really can’t control that."