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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been booked eight times in domestic competitions this season and was in danger of being banned for two games if he had gotten two more yellow cards.

However, the 25-year-old won’t have to worry about that as he can only be hit with just a one game ban instead of two due to a new FA ruling.

This is due to the new FA’s ruling regarding suspensions as there are cut-off dates in regards to players being punished.

A statement via the FA’s official website reads: “For example, a Premier League player earning their fifth caution of the season on or after the 20th League Match would not earn any ban.

“However, if they received ten cautions by the 32nd League Match, a ban would apply.”

Morata has experienced a few disciplinary issues this season. He was sent-off for two bookable offences in the FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City back in January and has been cautioned nine times across all competitions in his debut season in England.

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