FA Will Push To Increase Eden Hazard's Three-Game Ban After Ballboy Incident
The FA "set the stage for another disciplinary showdown" with Chelsea when it announced it would push for a longer ban for Eden Hazard than the statutory three games for the red card he received over the ballboy incident on Wednesday, according to Sam Wallace of the London INDEPENDENT. The FA said that a three-match ban for Hazard's dismissal against Swansea, in which he kicked at a ballboy, was "clearly insufficient" and an independent regulatory commission will decide next week the ban that the player must serve. The club "would have accepted the three-game ban." It is now "likely to appeal" against any additional games. Chelsea has until 6pm on Tuesday to put together its submission to the commission (INDEPENDENT, 1/25).