Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce that Cesc Fabregas will only serve a one-match suspension following the red card he received in the Premier League game at West Brom on Monday.
The standard sanction would have been a three-match suspension. However, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing earlier today, the club’s claim that a three-match suspension is excessive was successful. Fabregas will therefore now only miss our final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday and will be available for selection from the start of the 2015/16 campaign.
The FA has released the following statement:
'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.’