Ivanovic appeals charge
London - Chelsea announced that defender Branislav Ivanovic has appealed against a charge of violent conduct after apparently punching an opponent during a Premier League match.
The attack on Wigan forward Shaun Maloney, which happened late in Chelsea's 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, wasn't seen by match officials but was caught on video.
A Football Association regulatory commission will assess the video evidence and written submissions on Thursday.
If Ivanovic is found guilty, he faces a three-match ban - starting with Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final match against Tottenham on Sunday.