Torres facing four-game suspension

Torres-VertonghenFernando Torres might end up sitting out Chelsea’s next four domestic games, as it has emerged that the striker is facing a four-game ban.

The Spaniard was sent off in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, for two separate incidents with Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen.

Blues manager Jose Mourinho had accused Vertonghen after the match of decieving ref Mike Dean after the second incident, where he stayed on the floor after an aerial challenge with Torres. Video evidence has also confirmed that there was no contact with the player’s face.

However, Torres has no right of appeal under FA rules and may become the first player to be judged by the Premier League and FA’s new video panel. Dean will be called upon to explain Torres’ first yellow card and if the panel agrees that the striker showed violent conduct, he will be given an automatic extra three-game ban.

Adeyemi Adesanya
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