After that wild lunge on David Luiz during Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Manchester City it has been confirmed by The Football Association that Sergio Aguero will have to serve a four match ban after being sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor
He wasn’t given extra games due to the nature of the tackle although after that lunge it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was but the reason he has to suffer the extended ban is due to the fact he has already been saved a violent conduct ban after being retroactively punished for elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid.
That means that Aguero will have missed 7 of the first 18 games of the season due to suspension. The defeat to Chelsea may have proved costly in the race for the title but how costly will the Argentine’s absence be over the next four matches
Arsenal fans will be delighted at his sending off as that means he will miss the clash of the two title chasing rivals on December 18th. That is the third game of his four ban and in total he will miss the fixtures against Leicester, Watford, Arsenal and Hull.
Another man who will miss that Arsenal game is Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho that will be the last of his three match ban after he was shown the red card for throttling Cesc Fabregas repeatedly around the throat whether that chokeslam was enough to launch Fabregas over the advertising boards is up for debate though
What’s not up for debate though is the fact that Sergio Aguero will now not return until December 31st when Manchester City close out the year with another game with possible title ramifications when they face off against Liverpool at Anfield.
Off the back of ‘The Battle At The Etihad’ both Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged by The Football Association for failure to control their players. Cesc Fabregas has avoided any possible censure after slapping Fernandinho both the clubs have until Thursday 18:00 to answer the charges.