How long James Ward-Prowse will be suspended and crucial Southampton games he will miss
Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse is set to miss three games for his club after receiving his marching orders for a red card against Chelsea on Saturday.
The 26-year-old was late on the scene when he arrived to face Jorginho at Stamford Bridge, resulting in VAR control and an early swim.
Speaking after the game, his Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl explained that he could not say whether or not the club would appeal the decision as he had yet to watch the replay of the incident.
The club can appeal to the FA if they feel they can provide evidence showing Ward-Prowse was wrongly dismissed by referee Martin Atkinson, who was aided in his decision by video assistant referee Mike Dean.
A successful appeal would see Ward-Prowse cleared to play for Southampton’s upcoming Premier League game against Leeds United.
However, speaking about the post-match incident, Hasenhuttl explained how, at the moment, he has no plans to do so given that he has yet to fully assess the challenge in the smallest details.
“Prowsey was attacking a back pass, maybe he was late. It wasn’t that smart, he knows that. A yellow card would have been okay, a red card doesn’t agree,” he said. he declared.
“He’s the captain. He didn’t help us today and he knows it. There’s no point in being angry, we had a good performance and it’s just a shame we didn’t could finalize this. “
But which matches will Ward-Prowse miss, if the red card remains the result of a serious criminal act, and do the suspensions apply to all domestic competitions?
The answer is yes, they do, which means the captain will miss two Premier League outings and the return trip to Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup later this month.
Here are the games Ward-Prowse will miss for the Saints:
Leeds United (H) October 16 – Premier League.
Burnley (H) October 23 – Premier League.
Chelsea (A) October 26 – Carabao Cup.
Ward-Prowse’s first game in the Saints jersey will be at Watford on October 30, at Vicarage Road.
A suspension would end a streak of 117 games for the 26-year-old, including 86 in the Premier League.