Diego Costa Cops 3 Match Suspension For Violent Conduct Against Arsenal’s Koscielny

Reports are out claiming that Diego Costa has been suspended for three matches by the Football Association.

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The Chelsea striker was charged with violent conduct against Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny during the Blues’ 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The incidents involving Costa and Koscielny, in which the Spaniard clearly clatters the Frenchman in the face on a number of occasions, were not seen by referee Mike Dean so became the subject of retrospective action.

A statement from the FA read: “An FA charge against Diego Costa for violent conduct not seen by the match officials but caught on video has been found proven following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

“The Chelsea forward will, therefore, serve the standard penalty of a three-match suspension with immediate effect.

“The charge, which the player denied, was in relation to an incident involving Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny in the 43rd minute of the game on Saturday [19 September 2015].”

A further statement on Chelsea’s official website read: “We are extremely disappointed with the FA Regulatory Commission’s decision to suspend Diego Costa.

“We will await their written reasons before commenting further.”

Additionally, Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista had his red card and three-match ban rescinded after he was sent off for violent conduct when reacting to Costa just before half-time.

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