Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic could be banned for the rest of the season, after being charged by the FA for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh in Sunday's FA Cup defeat at Manchester United. The Serbia striker was last night charged with violent and improper conduct, and the FA have said that their standard punishment for his red card at Old Trafford is "clearly insufficient". The president of the Referees' Association has called for a ban that is longer than 10 matches.
Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg says manager Antonio Conte should explain himself to the squad more clearly after a remarkable outburst slamming his players. Hojbjerg sympathises with Conte's frustrations following disappointing recent exits in both the Champions League and FA Cup, but suggests a more open dialogue between players and the manager would be beneficial. You don’t do that if you’ve reached the quarter-final of the Champions League and if you’re in the semi-final of the FA Cup.
Both were forced off in the first half against Southampton with injuries that have prevented them from joining up with their countries