Chelsea has written to the
Hazard was sent off for kicking 17-year-old
The FA is considering extending Hazard's ban beyond the usual punishment of three games after it charged him with violent conduct on 25
It is understood that the Blues have submitted paperwork with the FA, arguing that a longer ban would be unjust.
The basis of their argument is that Hazard moved quickly to apologise for the fracas. The club is also thought to have pointed out that Swindon Town's
Phil Bardsley completed his zero-to-hero transformation as Sunderland snatched a 2-1 League Cup win over Southampton.