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Wednesday, March 3, 1999 Published at 15:33 GMT

Ban looms for Fowler and Le Saux

'Misconduct' charge for Robbie Fowler (above) and Graeme Le Saux

Chelsea's Graeme Le Saux and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler have been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.

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It comes after the FA asked for a video of Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea full-back Le Saux appeared to elbow Fowler after being taunted by the Fowler. The pair have 14 days to lodge an appeal.

Referee Paul Durkin and fourth official Dermot Gallagher missed the off-the-ball incident which left Fowler flat out on the turf.

But TV pictures captured the incident - which showed Le Saux's elbow make contact with the back of Fowler's head.

Both players are now facing an untimely ban - with England coach Kevin Keegan expected to pick the pair for England's Euro 2000 qualifier against Poland on March 27.

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