CESC FABREGAS could yet find himself in trouble for his part in a mass brawl between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Referee Anthony Taylor will file his report today with City’s Sergio Aguero facing a four-match ban for the x-rated challenge on David Luiz which sparked trouble at the end of Chelsea’s 3-1 win.
Fernandinho will be banned for at least three games for his red card after repeatedly grabbing Fabregas round the throat in the melee that followed.
But TV footage also shows Fabregas first provoked the Brazilian by slapping him in the face.
The Spanish midfielder was booked at the time but the FA are now waiting to discover whether it was for the slap.
If Taylor says it wasn’t then the FA are likely to charge Fabregas retrospectively with violent conduct.
The win kept Chelsea top of the table.
But City boss Pep Guardiola refused to condemn star striker Aguero for losing his head saying: “He was sent off, we are going to accept the ban and keep going.”
Luiz and Aguero had clashed earlier in the game with the Chelsea defender lucky to escape a red card himself after blocking the Argentine’s clear run at goal.
The pair also have previous history dating back to the 2013 FA Cup semi-final when Aguero went in two-footed challenge on Luiz.
“This is not part of the beautiful football,” said Luiz of their latest flashpoint.
“Aguero is an amazing player, he scores a lot, he wins a lot. It is better when you talk about Aguero to talk about good things rather than bad things.
“It is quite normal frustration when you don’t win the game and I don’t like to speak about negative things. It is normal in football – when you win you be happy, when you lose you be sad.”
Aguero has already missed three games through suspension this season for elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid.