Advantage Chelsea: Manchester City player to miss Chelsea clash

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Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva will miss Chelsea’s visit to the Etihad Stadium on November 23.

Silva has been handed a one-match ban and a £50,000 fine from the FA for his controversial tweet to his Manchester City teammate Benjamin Mendy.

An FA statement on Wednesday read: “Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one first-team competitive fixture, fined £50,000 and must complete face-to-face education after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3.

“The Manchester City midfielder’s social media activity on 22 September 2019 breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin.”

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