Liverpool are chasing their first English top-flight title since 1990 and a victory over the Chelsea at Anfield would be a big step toward that dream.
The Chinese Football Association (FA) said in a statement that it had launched an investigation and would hold hearings to determine whether any league conduct rules were violated.
Demba Ba, who plays for Shanghai Shenhua, tangled with Shanghai SIPG captain Sun Xiang as they both raced for the ball in the second half of Sunday's Chinese Super League clash
The 30-year-old Demba Ba will undergo a medical test in Shanghai on Sunday.
Senegalese international striker Demba Ba has signed a four-year deal worth 8.1 million US Dollars.
Samuel Eto'o squandered a few chances in another scrappy 1-0 win for Chelsea over Swansea on Boxing Day.
Demba Ba's first half goal was enough to fulfil that ambition and, while Chelsea were some way from their best, this fairly forgettable encounter could yet prove a significant stepping stone if they go on to have a successful European campaign.
Chelsea are now in second place, four points behind leaders Arsenal, after staging a second-half comeback to beat Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona joined Manchester City and defending champions Bayern Munich in qualifying for the last 16 with two group games remaining.
Chelsea earned a 3-1 win to move third in the table with Jose Mourinho's changes proving effective.
Two belters from Ramires and another brace from Romelu Lukaku swelled the Chelsea scoreline, as Indonesia's lone score came from a late Tomas Kalas own goal. Hazard got the opener with a penalty, captain John Terry nodded a trademark header, Bertrand Traore scored a beauty and Demba Ba was also on the scoresheet.
The 20-year-old Belgian, fresh from a storming loan season with West Bromwich Albion, said he believed Chelsea were building "something big" under the charismatic and highly successful Portuguese boss.
Manchester City overcame a three-goal deficit to beat rival Chelsea 4-3 on Thursday in the opener of a two-game U.S. tour.
Suarez is followed by Van Persie, Gareth Bale, Michu, Demba Ba, Christian Benteke, Rickie Lambert, Dimitar Berbatov, Romelu Lukaku and Santi Cazorla to round off the top-10.
Pressed on whether Argentine forward Aguero deserved a red card for a two-footed lunge on Luiz when the Brazilian was lying prone on the pitch, Benitez added: "See the video. I will not talk about players, for me the penalty decision was crucial." Benitez believes his players should take heart from the way they pushed City in the closing stages.
City will be a huge favorite in the final against Wigan, who beat Millwall 2-0 on Saturday. Chelsea's only hope for a trophy is now in the Europa League, where it has reached the semifinals.
The 27-year-old Senegal international, whose goal sank Manchester United in the quarter-finals, had to go off at half-time of Chelsea's 2-1 win over Sunderland last weekend after injuring his ankle following a challenge by Craig Gardner.
The quarterfinal replay came to life four minutes into the second half when Ba exquisitely hooked the ball over goalkeeper David De Gea to set up a Wembley Stadium meeting with Manchester City.