Danny Drinkwater is to be charged with violent conduct after appearing to elbow Watford’s Valon Behrami, leaving the Leicester City midfielder facing the prospect of a three-match suspension.
It is understood the Football Association will make an announcement on Wednesday morning, but all the indications are Drinkwater will have a case to answer and is looking at a possible ban.
The FA has been examining footage of the incident, which took place in the 67th minute of Leicester’s 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Neil Swarbrick, the referee, took no action at the time and it was not until the following day that the FA became aware of videos circulating on social media.
If Drinkwater is suspended it would be a blow to Leicester and rule the England international out of their matches against Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Manchester City. He would, however, be eligible to play in Leicester’s final Champions League game, against Porto on 7 December.
Leicester beat Club Brugge 2-1 on Tuesday to progress to the knockout stages as the winners of Group G.
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