The Football Association has charged Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso for violent conduct after an awful tackle against Southampton forward Shane Long.

The Blues full-back was caught on video stepping on Long’s calf and Saints manager Mark Hughes has accused Alonso of almost breaking his player’s leg.

Referee Mike Dean ignored the challenge and did not book Alonso for the foul, and the fourth official Roger East did not react as well.

The Spaniard has until 6:00 pm on Wednesday to respond to the charge. If the 27-year-old found guilty, the former Fiorentina star will miss Chelsea’s next three matches.

“Shane’s got a gash down the calf, having seen it again there’s a clear red card,” he said after the game. “There’s clear intent to hurt Shane, it was raked down the back of the calf.”

It’s a dangerous tackle and could have broken his leg, in my view, and how the three officials who were near it all missed it was a mystery to me.”

Antonio Conte’s men came from 2-0 down and went on to win 3-2 over the Saints at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.