FPL breakout stars: Reece James


Reece James has been handed a two-match ban by UEFA after his red card at Wembley.

UEFA chiefs ruled the Chelsea full-back used “abusive language” at Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano in the Nations League defeat to Denmark last month.

James actually got his marching orders after the final whistle when tempers flared after the game which also saw Harry Maguire get his marching orders and the Manchester United defender will serve a one-game ban.

But James’ suspension – which has now been confirmed by UEFA’s disciplinary committee – means he is likely to miss out on Gareth Southgate’s squad which is to be named on Thursday.

England have a Nations League doubleheader with Belgium and Iceland and a friendly with the Republic of Ireland.

Because James would not be available for either Nations League game he is set to be left out of another expanded squad as England boss Southgate will use the Ireland friendly as another chance to experiment at Wembley.


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