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Reece James banned four games with ridiculous red card record

by Tom
Reece James red card

Reece James received a late mindless red card in the mid-week game against Brighton, but Chelsea’s hope for a European competition spot is strong and alive.

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The Blues triumphed over Brighton 2-1 in the away game, a victory to be proud of, thanks to the stellar performances of Cole Palmer and Christopher Nkunku. However, late in the game, the London team’s captain received a silly red card from a challenge against Joao Pedro, only 20 minutes after the English defender was subbed in for Malo Gusto.

James and Pedro exchanged physical shoulders before the Chelsea man fell and kicked his opponent as revenge. VAR interfered, and the referee handed a straight red card to James, who only played ten games this season due to injury.

This is a ridiculous record for James, as he played only 400 minutes this season (10 games) and received more red cards (2) than any other player in the league.

The punishment is set at four games banned, which means Mauricio Pochettino can not use his captain for one game this season and three opening games next season.

The victory, if there is any consolation, has put Pochettino’s side within reach of a possible spot for European football next season. This is a beacon of hope for Chelsea, who have endured a challenging season sitting near the bottom of the league table.

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