Well we knew this was coming. According to ESPN, Branislav Ivanovic has been charged with violent conduct after punching Wigan Athletic midfielder Shaun Maloney during Chelsea's 2-1 win over the Latics on Sunday:
I'd love to be able to pretend that we're being unfairly punished by the FA (like Queens Park Rangers have been), but yeah. Ivanovic deserves it. I mean, look at the video:
The FA has this one right - I don't see a reasonable defence of the right-back here. The expected three-match ban means that Ivanovic will miss much of the rest of Chelsea's domestic campaign, which in turns means lots of Jose Bosingwa. So, thanks for that Bran. Argh.