Found September 30, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Torres architect of his own downfall - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea striker Fernando Torres could face an extended ban (up to four games) if the Football Association decides to act over his violent behavior with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. Torres was given the marching orders against Tottenham Hotspur after the Spaniard received two yellow cards during Saturday’s London derby at White Hart Lane. While the second yellow he received was highly doubtful as the striker went for a 50-50 challenge with the Belgian defender where both raised their arms but didn’t touch the face, the first one was highly controversial. In fact, Torres was lucky to stay on the pitch and should have been sent off for scratching Vertonghen’s face. Referee Mike Dean wasn’t in the proper position to see the event and took no severe action against the Spaniard but if his match report confirms nothing about the incident, the video will be passed to the FA’s new independent discipl...

Report: Chelsea Striker Fernando Torres Facing 4-Match Ban for Scratching Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen (Video)

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...

Fernando Torres ducks longer ban

Fernando Torres will not face retrospective disciplinary action for scratching the face of Tottenham 's Jan Vertonghen. The Chelsea striker was captured on television scratching the face of Spurs' Belgian defender, leaving visible marks, leading the Football Association to review the incident. But, as one of the match officials saw the incident, under FA rules no action...

Torres escapes FA punishment

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.'' Television images showed Torres...

Chelsea's Torres facing four-match ban over 'gouging' attack on Jan Vertonghen

Chelsea's fury over Fernando Torres' White Hart Lane red card is set to explode when they learn the striker is facing a FOUR match ban. Blues manager Jose Mourinho accused Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen of conning ref Mike Dean by staying down and implying he had been elbowed by Torres in an aerial challenge that saw Dean show the Spaniard his second yellow card. But Torres...

Spurs 1-1 Chelsea: Torres wrongly sent off and Other Major Talking Points

Spurs 1-1 Chelsea: Torres wrongly sent off and Other Major Talking Points - originally posted on Boy, what a game! Really it lived up to the hype. It had everything – drama, goals, controversy, nasty confrontations, wrong decisions from the Ref. Everything. In the end, I think the score-line is a fair reflection of the game and both the managers would take one point...

Chelsea Formation Against Tottenham: 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3?

Chelsea Formation Against Tottenham: 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea boss Jose Mourinho has included Fernando Torres as lone striker to face Tottenham Hotspur at the White Hart Lane. Mourinho has included Ramires to the side along with Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel, which means the Portuguese can use either 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3. The inclusion of Ramires...

Terry's header gives Chelsea 1-1 draw at Tottenham

Chelsea captain John Terry's header recovered a 1-1 draw at Tottenham before his side had Fernando Torres sent off in a heated London derby on Saturday. Tottenham had been the more effective attacking unit initially, and took the lead in the 19th minute through Gylfi Sigurdsson. But Chelsea seized the initiate in the second half, and Terry connected with Juan Mata's free...
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