Marcos Alonso will miss Chelsea’s next three matches for violent conduct after a tackle on Shane Long in Saturday’s 3-2 win at Southampton.
Alonso to serve a three-match ban
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been banned for three games for violent conduct after his tackle on Shane Long during Saturday's 3-2 win against Southampton.
Harsh? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/lij8Zv5My4
— 90min (@90min_Football) April 19, 2018
Alonso denied the charge and said such a 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 (14/04/18).
Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been given a three-match ban for violent conduct after a tackle on Shane Long in Saturday's 3-2 win at Southampton. pic.twitter.com/mj9XP9ybIZ
— Football Manics (@footballmanics) April 19, 2018
He will miss Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against the same opponents at Wembley, plus Premier League matches at Burnley on Thursday and Swansea on 28 April.
“It was a poor challenge; it should have been a red card in my view,” said Southampton manager Mark Hughes.
— SaintsFC: Daily Echo (@dailyechosaints) April 19, 2018
The news comes after, on Wednesday, Alonso was named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year; the only representative from Chelsea.
Marcos Alonso in PFA Team of the Year deservedly? (video)https://t.co/ew6BISuzXD
— Chelsea Live (@chelsea90live) April 19, 2018
Marcos Alonso’s biggest achievements:
– Getting into TOTY
– Getting away with murder pic.twitter.com/DJ9YA7oLVF
— ⁹ (@ClinicalFirmino) April 18, 2018
Marcos Alonso banned for three games, Antonio Conte reacted to the news by laughing, saying he couldn't give a sh*t, then sparking up a cigar.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 19, 2018
Marcos Alonso is a pig. Rakes his studs down the back of Shane Long's calf then refused to kick the ball out of play. Scumbag on & off the pitch. pic.twitter.com/mwYstu4xn3
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) April 14, 2018
No idea how Marcos Alonso is in the team of the year. Hasn’t been brilliant this season at all
— Tiny 🤙 (@PaulStewart1988) April 19, 2018
— L'actu du Sport (@LactuDuSport) April 19, 2018