Hazard charged by FA

Eden Hazard has been charged by the FA following Wednesday night's 'ballboygate'  incident.

The Blues lost to Swansea City 2-0 on aggregate - 0-0 on the night in the second leg of the Capital Cup semi-final at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

The FA said: 'Chelsea forward Eden Hazard charged by The FA following incident in League Cup semi-final

The FA have charged Chelsea’s Eden Hazard following his side’s League Cup semi-final at Swansea City on 23 January 2013.

It is alleged that Hazard’s behaviour in relation to a Swansea City ball boy, for which the player was dismissed in the 78th minute, constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient.

The player has until 6pm on Tuesday 29 January 2013 to respond to the charge.

The FA will remind all clubs of their responsibilities in ensuring ball boys and other personnel around the pitch act in an appropriate manner at all times and will liaise with competitions accordingly.'