Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso charged with violent conduct

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso charged with violent conduct

The Spain worldwide stood on Long's calf in the first half of Chelsea's 3-2 win over Southampton at St Mary's in the Premier League at the weekend.

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident during the Premier League match against relegation-threatened Southampton.

The left wing-back appeared to stand on the back of Southampton striker Shane Long's leg during their Premier League game on Saturday, but the incident went unpunished by referee Mike Dean.

Alonso could face retrospective action if Dean claims he did not fully see the incident in his match report which will be sent to the FA.

If that is the case, a three independent panellists then individually rule on whether Alonso's tackle warranted a red card and, if the decision is unanimous, an FA charge can be brought.

The FA could still charge Alonso with violent conduct, which would result in a three-game ban.

Sky Sports said that Southampton coach Mark Hughes accused Alonso of nearly breaking Long's leg in the challenge, which happened when Chelsea were 0-1 down in the English Premier League (EPL) game.

"It was a poor tackle, and one that could have been more severe for Shane".