The unhealthy information not often stops at Stamford Bridge. A torrid begin to the marketing campaign has been made worse by fixed accidents. Captain Reece James is amongst these presently on the therapy desk, and he’s anticipated to be out till at the very least late October.
But, regardless of not that includes within the Blues’ current loss towards Aston Villa, James might now face a ban for his actions on the event of that sport. The FA has launched an announcement during which it accuses the defender of getting hurled abusive language at an official within the tunnel at Stamford Bridge.
“Reece James,” the assertion learn, “has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 following Chelsea’s Premier League sport towards Aston Villa on Sunday, 24 September.”
“It’s alleged that the defender used improper and/or insulting and/or abusive phrases and/or behaviour in the direction of a match official within the tunnel after the sport. Reece James has till Friday, 29 September, to supply a response to this cost.”
James vs Gillet
The Blues captain is alleged to have confronted match official Jarred Gillet within the aftermath of yet one more chastening loss. Ollie Watkins had given Villa all three factors with a late objective.
It was Chelsea’s second 1-0 house loss towards a workforce they’d be anticipated to beat this season, having already suffered the identical consequence by the hands of Nottingham Forest initially of September.
The precise extent of the punishment James might face will not be but recognized, however a ban is a definite risk. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was handed a two-game suspension and a £75,000 fantastic for “improper conduct” in the direction of an official again in Could.
After dropping three of their first six video games of the season, Chelsea are presently languishing in 14th within the Premier League standings. The Blues can ill-afford dropping their captain for a good longer time frame.