April 23, 2018
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Marcos Alonso faces three-game ban for Chelsea after violent conduct charge

Marcos Alonso faces three game ban for Chelsea after violent conduct charge
Marcos Alonso is set to miss Chelseas FA Cup semi-final against Southampton. (Reuters)

Marcos Alonso is facing a three-game ban for Chelsea after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for his stamp on Southampton forward Shane Long.

The left-back stood on Longs calf in the first half of Chelseas 3-2 win over Southampton at St Marys, but the incident was not punished by referee Mike Dean at the time.

Should Alonso be found guilty by the FAs independent three-man panel, he will miss Chelseas clash with Burnley on Thursday, the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton on Sunday, as well as the Premier League game away to Swansea City on April 28.

A statement from the FA read: Chelseas Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct following an incident with Southamptons Shane Long.

Marcos Alonso faces three game ban for Chelsea after violent conduct charge
Alonso stood on the back of Shane Longs leg. (Sky Sports

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

He has until 6pm on Wednesday [18/04/18] to respond to the charge.

Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time are referred by The FA to a panel of three former elite match officials.

Marcos Alonso faces three game ban for Chelsea after violent conduct charge
Referee Mike Dean appeared to have a clear view of Alonsos challenge. (Sky Sports)

THE GAMES ALONSO WOULD MISS FOR CHELSEA

Burnley (A) | April 19
Southampton (FA Cup semi-final at Wembley) | April 22
Swansea City (A) | April 28

Each panel member will review the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it a sending-off offence.

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

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