Chelsea star Florent Malouda facing FA ban for slapping Everton skipper Phil Neville

06 December 2010 12:21
Florent Malouda isfacing a possible three-gameban afterreferee Lee Probertdecided to review hisclash with Phil Neville.[LNB]The official gave afree-kick againstEverton after Nevilletackled the Chelseastar from behind, butreplays showedMalouda slap hisopponent inthe face andthe FA wanthim to takeanother look.[LNB] Hot water: Florent Malouda could be hit with an FA ban[LNB]Neville did notmake an issue ofit, racing backinto defence andMatch ofthe Dayfailed tohighlight the flashpoint. [LNB]Probert will also be askedto take another look at alunging tackle by BranislavIvanovic on SeamusColeman, which DavidMoyes branded 'disgusting'. [LNB]If the referee decides hewould have shown eitherplayer a red card if he hadseen the incidents moreclearly, they will be chargedwith violent conduct. [LNB]Enlarge Fightback: Nicolas Anelka challenges Neville - who was involved in a spat with Malouda[LNB]Malouda looks most at risk.A ban will pile morepressure on CarloAncelotti as thechampions struggle forpoints after a flying startto the season. [LNB]Four minutes after beingslapped, the Evertoncaptain was booked for aclumsy challenge onDidier Drogba. [LNB]Neville said: 'It was myfirst tackle of the gameand after it I get struck inthe face and I'm the onewho ends up gettingbooked later on. I thinkit's the wrong decision. [LNB]'You want to keep 11players on the pitchbut you always wantfairness.' [LNB]Moyes was incensedby the incident,saying: 'Phil couldquite easily havestayed down andheld his face buthe didn't.' [LNB]Petr Cechneeded five minutesof treatment on the pitchand three stitches by hiseye after a boot in theface from Tim Cahill.[LNB] Chelsea 1 Everton 1: Beckford strikes late as Ancelotti grills 'scared' starsChelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti can't sleep as his nightmare continues GRAHAM POLL: Chelsea woes compounded by Stamford Bridge injustice...but refreshingly they didn't blame referee[LNB]  Explore more:People: Tim Cahill, Phil Neville

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