Chelsea news

Ivanovic charged with violent conduct

April 10, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct.

In the second half of Chelsea's 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday, footage showed Ivanovic punch opponent Shaun Maloney in the side, but referee Michael Jones did not see the incident.

The FA has now reviewed the footage and found Ivanovic guilty of violent conduct, meaning he faces a three-match suspension, although the defender could still appeal the judgement.

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