English FA charge Chelsea's Marcos Alonso for violent conduct

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Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been charged retrospectively by the Football Association for a unsafe tackle on Southampton forward Shane Long on Saturday.

The FA can take retrospective action if referee Mike Dean or any of the other officials failed to see the incident.

The 27-year-old Spanish worldwide has now been told to respond until 6 pm on Wednesday, April 18, or face severe effect.

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The incident will now be referred to a panel of three former elite match officials who will review the video footage independently.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes was unhappy Alonso was not sent off for the challenge.

Alonso, if found guilty by the FA's independent three-man panel, will miss Chelsea's Premier League 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.

'There is one thing in his mind there, and that is to hurt Shane Long and Mike Dean is looking right at the incident.