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Chelsea’s attacking options will grow thinner if striker Fernando Torres receives a lengthy ban for his actions in Saturday’s Premier League match against London rivals Tottenham.
According to ESPN FC, Torres will receive at least a one-match ban for a red card that he received in the 81st minute, “but the incident that could lead to him being banned for an extra three matches came in the same confrontation that saw him receive his first booking. He tripped [Tottenham defender Jan] Vertonghen but then appeared to scratch at the defender’s face.”
The alleged scratch can be seen in the video below.
ESPN FC also reports that “what happened will now be reviewed by the Premier League and FA’s new video panel of former referees — and if they rule that it constituted violent conduct, it could lead to a charge and the additional ban.”
Losing Torres for more than one match would be a major setback to a Chelsea attack that has scored only 1.16 goals per match during league play this sea...
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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will not face retrospective disciplinary action for scratching the face of Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen.
The FA said it cannot take action against the Spanish international over the incident because ''one of the match officials saw the coming together of the two players, albeit not in its entirety.''
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First: Tottenham is good.
No team in the history of the Premier League has ever won the title without having finished in the top three the season before, with 17 of the 21 English top-flight champions crowned during that era claiming the trophy after being runners up the previous year.