Tuesday 27 June 2017

Charge for Dembele

Monday's feisty league encounter at Stamford Bridge produced 12 yellow cards as well as two mass brawls, as Chelsea fought back to draw 2-2 (PA)
Monday's feisty league encounter at Stamford Bridge produced 12 yellow cards as well as two mass brawls, as Chelsea fought back to draw 2-2 (PA)

Tottenham's Mousa Dembele looks set to be handed a lengthy ban after being charged by the FA for an alleged act of violent conduct against Chelsea forward Diego Costa.

Monday's feisty league encounter at Stamford Bridge produced 12 yellow cards as well as two mass brawls, as Chelsea fought back to draw 2-2.

The FA confirmed a disciplinary case had been opened, charging Spurs and Chelsea with three counts of failing to control their players, while Dembele was also facing action.

Dembele appeared to claw his fingers down Costa's face during one skirmish, and has until 6.0pm today to respond to the charge.

If the allegations are proven, then the Belgium midfielder is almost certainly set to be suspended for the remaining two matches of the season, and any ban could be rolled over into the start of the 2016/17 campaign.

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