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Chelsea relief as Hazard escapes additional punishment

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard's punishment for kicking out at a Swansea ball boy will not be increased from the standard three-match ban for violent conduct. The Football Association attempted to extend the ban on the 22-year-old Belgian midfielder.

But the Blues successfully argued against such action.

"An independent regulatory commission was of the opinion the existing three match sanction for this offence was sufficient," read an FA statement.

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