Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso charged with violent conduct by FA

Dermot Gallagher assesses Marcos Alonso's challenge on Shane Long

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct following an incident with Southampton’s Shane Long, the Football Association has announced.

Saints manager Mark Hughes accused Alonso of almost breaking Long’s leg in the challenge, which happened when Chelsea were 1-0 down.

Referee Mike Dean did not book Alonso for the incident, which happened directly in front of fourth official Roger East.

Chelsea came from behind to win 3-2, leaving Southampton five points off safety in the Premier League.

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