Troy Deeney could be banned for Watford’s clash with West Ham this weekend, if he is found guilty of using an obscene gesture during the club’s win over Chelsea.
Deeney scored a penalty in the 4-1 thumping of the champions, and appeared to celebrate by sticking two middle fingers up at the crowd.
The controversial striker has been suspended twice this season, and if he is found guilty he will likely miss four games through suspension – the first of which at the London Stadium.
Deeney was banned for three games for grabbing Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen’s face in October, and again around the Christmas period after being sent off against Huddersfield Town.
Watford’s captain has only scored three goals this season, with his strike against Chelsea his first since a 4-2 defeat to Manchester United in November. His only other Premier League goal this season came in a 2-1 win over Arsenal.
Watford are currently 11th in the Premier League, just three points ahead of the Hammers.