Costa Handed Three-Match Ban, Striker To Miss City Clash
Diego Costa will miss Chelsea’s next three domestic games, after the failing with his appeal against the violent conduct charge from the Football Association.
The Spain international appeared to stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can on Tuesday, but referee Michael Oliver missed the incident.
“Diego Costa will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after a charge of violent conduct against him was found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission on Friday 30 January 2015,” an FA statement read.
“The Chelsea forward had denied the charge in relation to an on-field incident involving Liverpool’s Emre Can which occurred in the 12th minute of the League Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 27 January 2015.
“The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.”