Chelsea head coach Avram Grant has been asked by the Football Association to explain his recent comments about referee Steve Bennett's handling of Manchester United's title-clinching win at Wigan Athletic.

Grant was less than impressed by Bennett's handling of the game at the JJB Stadium, with the match official allowing Paul Scholes to stay on the pitch after he seemed certain to pick up a second yellow card for a foul on Wilson Palacios.

Grant has been given until May 28 to make a formal reply to the FA's request.