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Cesc Fabregas sent off against Liverpool

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was shown a red card during his side's pre-season friendly clash against rivals Liverpool. 

The Spaniard was dismissed after 70 minutes of the match in the US following a poorly timed tackle on new Liverpool signing Ragnar Klavan. 

As you can see in the video below, Fabregas lunged in and completely missed the ball, instead taking out Klavan in the process. 

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The midfielder, who endured a great deal of criticism for his below-par displays in the Premier League last term, was rightly removed from the field of play and duly criticised on social media. 

It is, of course, never ideal being sent off in a friendly, but Fabregas will take comfort from the fact his side managed to secure the victory. 

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Chelsea victory 

Gary Cahill's fine header separated the two sides in what proved to be a fairly ferocious encounter. As well as Fabregas' red card, a number of players were shown yellow cards for poor challenges. 

In truth, there was a lack of quality on show during proceedings - both sides still clearly have a great deal of work to be done before the start of the new season - but Antonio Conte would have seen enough from his side to feel content at this stage.

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Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, may well have left the game feeling slightly frustrated after his side failed to truly get going. 

Fabregas dismissal 

Anyway, here's the moment Fabregas was sent off for Chelsea: 

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