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Joel Sanderson-Murray·27 September 2023

Chelsea captain hit with FA charge

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Chelsea captain Reece James has been hit with an FA charge for his behaviour after the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

James has been charged for allegedly using “improper and/or insulting and/or abusive words and/or behaviour towards a match official in the tunnel after the game.”

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The 23-year-old is sidelined after picking up a hamstring injury in August and wasn’t in the squad for the match, with his replacement Malo Gusto sent off after a VAR intervention in the second half.

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk received a one-match ban after being charged for the same misconduct in their clash with Newcastle earlier in the campaign.

James has until Friday 29 September to respond to the charge.