Chelsea striker Diego Costa will serve a three-match suspension after he was found guilty of violent conduct during Saturday’s clash against Arsenal in relation to an incident with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.
Chelsea ace had time until 6pm today to respond to the charge. He denied the charge but even so he was proven guilty following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing this evening.
The FA statement 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]. ”
It means, that Costa will miss tomorrow’s Capital One Cup clash against Walsall and Premier League games against Newcastle United and Southampton.