Chelsea have been boosted by the news that Cesc Fabregas has had his three match ban reduced to just one game, reports the Daily Mail.
The Spaniard had been the recipient of a larger suspension after getting a straight red card for hitting the ball in to a West Brom player’s head during their 3-0 loss to the Baggies. The situation becomes worse when it is known that the referee was standing right next to the where the ball hit.
This news means that the 28-year-old will only miss their final game of the season, which doesn’t matter anyway as the Blues have already won the Premier League. He will be free to play in the first two matches of the next campaign, which prior to this he would have missed.
The FA statement read: “A claim by Chelsea that the three-match suspension for Cesc Fabregas is excessive has been upheld by an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing. Fabregas was dismissed for violent conduct during the West Bromwich Albion FC v Chelsea FC fixture on 18 May.
“The Regulatory Commission has reduced the Chelsea midfielder’s suspension to one match, to be served with immediate effect.”
This will be great help to the Stamford Bridge outfit. They will be sure to want a strong start to their title defence, and having the midfielder available will help no end to do this.