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Chelsea firebrand Torres facing 4-match ban for Vertonghen ruck

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is facing a four-match ban after his dismissal at Tottenham. The Mirror says 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 is now poised to fall foul of FA beaks over his initial spat with Vertonghen during Saturday's 1-1 draw, in which he appeared to scratch and scrape at the defender's face.

Despite the video evidence showing there was no contact with the Belgian's face in the incident that sparked his dismissal, Torres has no right of appeal under FA rules.

However, he now faces a further disciplinary charge and becoming the first player judged by the Premier League and FA's new video panel of former referees over the first flashpoint.

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