Hazard 3-1 to be banned for four or more games

CHELSEA forward Eden Hazard is 3-1 at Paddy Power to receive a ban of four or more matches after he was red carded for violent conduct in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg when he appeared to kick a ball boy when trying to retrieve the ball.

A dismissal for violent conduct is usually given a three-match suspension and Paddy Power go 1-3 that he misses exactly that amount of games.

Hazard was quick to apologise after the match but is 15-2 with the firm to only miss two or less games.

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