John Terry will continue as Chelsea captain in the wake of his ban for making racist comments.
The former England skipper was suspended for four matches - starting with Saturday's 4-2 win at Tottenham - and fined STG220,000 ($A342,000) by the Football Association (FA) earlier this month for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo had refused to say on Friday whether Terry would remain captain.
However, club chairman Bruce Buck confirmed on Saturday that the defender would remain skipper but he's been fined an undisclosed amount.
"John will continue to be captain of the club. We have taken disciplinary action and we think it is firm disciplinary action and appropriate for the circumstances," he told Talksport radio.
Details of the fine would remain confidential in line with club policy, Buck said, adding that it was the heaviest fine "by far" they had ever meted out to a player.
Buck also apologised to the Ferdinand family for their ordeal - something Terry, controversially, did not do.
"I understand, and as a club we understand, what they have gone through since a year ago and Chelsea Football Club would like to apologise to them. It has been a very difficult year for them and they didn't do anything wrong. And we are sorry."
Di Matteo told Sky Sports television after the win at Spurs: "I'm fully aware of what's going on and supported the decision but ultimately they (the board) made the decision. I respect it.
"It was a test of character coming here to play a team in form with four consecutive wins.
"The answers we gave today were perfect."