Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Marcos Alonso could miss three Chelsea games with FA violent conduct charge

Marcos Alonso could miss three Chelsea games with FA violent conduct charge

According to a report from the Mirror, the FA are reviewing Marcos Alonso's late challenge on Shane Long from Chelsea's win over Southampton at the weekend.

'It happened in the 43rd minute of Saturday's game [14/04/18] and was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

He has until 18:00 BST on Wednesday to respond.

Should he get a three-game ban, then Alonso would also miss the Premier League trip to Swansea City on April 28.

The incident was not seen by the match officials but the FA have chose to take retrospective action after reviewing footage.

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'For retrospective action to be taken, and an FA charge to follow, the decision of the panel must be unanimous'.

Southampton led Chelsea 1-0 in the first half at St Mary's when, shortly before the break, Alonso trod on the back of Long's leg, pressing his studs into the forward's right calf.

This incident was overlooked by referee Mike Dean who, despite being within a close proximity of the aforementioned challenge, didn't act during the match. There's clear intent to hurt Shane, it was raked down the back of the calf.

"How this is not seen by the referee is quite freakish", Le Tissier told Sky Sports.

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