Chelsea Wing Back Marcos Alonso Charged with Violent Conduct by FA

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Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso's apparent stamp on Southampton striker Shane Long on Sunday is under the English Football Association (FA) investigation, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Spaniard now faces missing the FA Cup semi-final against the same opponents at Wembley on Sunday if the charge is upheld.

An FA statement said: "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".

Alonso has until 6pm on Wednesday to appeal the decision and it remains to be seen whether or not the Blues will even bother in attempting to have the charge removed.

However, the FA have taken matters into their own hands and have charged Alonso with violent conduct meaning he is likely to miss some crucial fixtures in Chelsea's late charge for a spot in the top four.

The incident occurred in the 43rd minute when Alonso went in high on Long right in front of fourth official Roger East, with Mark Hughes' side leading through Dusan Tadic's 21st-minute opener.

Should Alonso be suspended for three games, he would miss Chelsea's top-flight clash with in-form Burnley tomorrow, the FA Cup semi-final and the Blues' trip to Swansea later this month.

"The disappointment was the officials didn't see it, they were all within a 10 to 15 metre radius".



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