Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech has red card changed to yellow after VAR check vs Spurs

Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech is shown a red card in the Blues' Premier League game at Tottenham, but it is changed to a yellow following a VAR check.
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Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech was sent off and then brought back on again in a bizarre incident at the end of the first half of the Blues' London derby away to Tottenham on Sunday.

Ziyech was initially shown the red card by referee Stuart Attwell after he appeared to push Tottenham's Emerson Royal in the face during a melee late in the opening period, but was then told not to leave the pitch as the official went over to watch the incident again on the monitor.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.