Chelsea Captain Reece James Charged By FA Over Incident In Aston Villa Clash

Chelsea captain Reece James has been charged by the Football Association over an alleged incident in the tunnel after Sunday’s defeat by Aston Villa.

England defender James, 23, did not feature in the match because of injury.

 

The FA said:

 

It’s alleged that the defender used improper and/or insulting and/or abusive words and/or behaviour towards a match official in the tunnel after the game.”

 

James has until 29 September to respond to a charge of breaching FA rule E3.

 

James reportedly confronted referee Jarred Gillett after the 1-0 defeat by Villa at Stamford Bridge.

 

Right-back James picked up a hamstring problem in training last month having struggled with injuries throughout the 2022-23 campaign.

 

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