Chelsea's Alonso Hit With 3⃣-Match FA Ban🚫

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Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been handed a three-match ban by the FA after video evidence was studied following a clash with Southampton's Shane Long.

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The left-back collided with the attacker during Chelsea's 3-2 win at St Mary's on Saturday but escaped punishment from the referee during the game.

Although Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said he did not see the incident, Southampton boss Mark Hughes stated after the game that Alonso should have been given a red card for his challenge, and the governing body agrees with the Welshman.

A statement from the FA said: "Marcos Alonso will miss Chelsea’s next three matches after an Independent Regulatory Commission ruled he had committed an act of violent conduct against Southampton’s Shane Long.

"Alonso denied the charge and further submitted that if found proven the suspension would be excessive, however, this was rejected following Wednesday's hearing. The incident, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, occurred in the 43rd minute of Saturday’s game."

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