Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is facing a three-match ban after being charged by the Football Association with violent conduct.
Alonso dragged his studs down the back of Saints striker Shane Long’s leg during the first-half of the Chelsea’s 3-2 win at St Mary’s last Saturday.Embed from Getty Images
If banned, Alonso will miss matches against Burnley (A) Southampton in their FA Cup semi-final and Swansea (A).
Now, having reviewed the footage, FA chiefs have decided to charge the 27-year-old Spaniard retrospectively.
He could miss the FA Cup semi-final agai