John Obi Mikel has been charged with suspected drink-driving, hours before Chelsea’s FA Cup match against Ipswich.
The 21-year-old was stopped by police at 5.30am on Saturday, after being seen driving his Range Rover “erratically” near Stamford Bridge.
The Nigerian midfielder has since been charged and will appear in court on April 3.
He faces a year’s driving ban or a jail term if the offence is deemed serious enough.
A Chelsea spokesman told Mem>The Sun: “We are aware (Mikel) was arrested and charged. We want to establish the facts before we comment.”