No ban extension for Chelsea star Hazard

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard will not have his three-match ban for violent conduct increased, the FA have confirmed.

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard will not have his three-match ban for violent conduct increased, the FA have confirmed.

Hazard was sent off for kicking 17-year-old Charlie Morgan as he attempted to retrieve the ball during the Blues' 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium last Wednesday.

It had been suggested that the FA were considering handing down a lengthy suspension to the Belgian, but English football's governing body today ruled that the usual three-game ban for violent conduct should stand instead.

An FA statement read: "Chelsea player Eden Hazard will not have his standard three-match sanction for violent conduct increased.

"Following a hearing earlier today, an independent regulatory commission was of the opinion the existing three-match sanction for this offence was sufficient."

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