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Sterling favourite to be retrospectively banned for diving next season

Date Posted,May 18, 2017

Raheem Sterling is the favourite to receive a retrospective ban for diving or feigning injury next season after the FA announced new regulations.

New rules will mean a panel will review cases of simulation every Monday after the weekend’s action.

The FA will define the infringement as a ‘successful deception of a match official,’ with those found guilty set to be handed a suspension.

Sterling was booked for simulation against Swansea and was also carded in the Champions League against Barcelona. Leroy Sane and Alexis Sanchez are also strong contenders to be penalised first.

Sterling protests his innocence (Photo: REUTERS)
Leroy Sane goes to ground against Middlesbrough (Photo: Alex Livesey)

First player to be retrospectively banned for diving or feigning injury

10/1 Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Alexis Sanchez

12/1 Anthony Knockaert, Dele Alli, Gabriel Jesus, Marcus Rashford, Wilfried Zaha

14/1 Ashley Young, Jamie Vardy, Rihad Mahrez, Robert Snodgrass

16/1 Daniel Sturridge, Eden Hazard

20/1 Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic, Shane Long

25/1 Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Stefano Okaka

(William Hill)

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