Rafael Benitez has confirmed Chelsea would not accept an extended ban for Eden Hazard after breaking his silence on the Swansea ball-boy saga.
Two days after refusing to answer questions on Hazard's red card for kicking out at ball boy Charlie Morgan, Benitez insisted a three-game suspension was "enough" punishment for the offence. Friday afternoon saw the Football Association charge Hazard over the incident, stating the standard sanction for violent conduct was "clearly insufficient" in the Belgian's case.
Chelsea have still to decide whether to contest that charge but it is understood that they would have to do so to stand any realistic hope of avoiding being handed an additional ban. Interim Blues boss Benitez said: "At the moment, we will accept that three games is enough."
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