Cesc Fabregas' suspension reduced to one game after appeal
Chelsea’s star midfielder, Cesc Fabregas’ ban has been reduced to one game following the red card he received in Chelsea’s 3-0 loss at the Hawthorns. In the premier league, a direct red card earns a player a three-match suspension.
Fabregas had received a red card for kicking the ball at West Brom’s Chris Brunt. However, Chelsea claimed that the suspension was excessive and at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today the ban was reduced.
If the ban hadn't been reduced the 28-year-old would have missed two games of Chelsea’s opening campaign next season. As things stand now he will only miss Chelsea’s match against Sunderland on Sunday.
The FA issued a statement announcing their decision:
“A claim by Chelsea that the three-match suspension for Cesc Fabregas is excessive has been upheld by an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing. Fabregas was dismissed for violent conduct during the West Bromwich Albion FC v Chelsea FC fixture on 18 May. The Regulatory Commission has reduced the Chelsea midfielder’s suspension to one match, to be served with immediate effect.”
Chelsea announced the news on their official twitter page: