Chelsea are disappointed after their star player Diego Costa faces three-game ban for being charged with violent conduct during Saturday’s Premier League victory over Arsenal.
The Spain international was involved in an incident striking Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny twice in the 43rd minute of the game.
The incident showed Costa grabbing the face of the Frenchman Koscielny before moving around the other side and smacking him on the nose.
“We are extremely disappointed with the FA Regulatory Commission’s decision to suspend Diego Costa. We will await their written reasons before commenting further,” a statement read on Chelsea’s official website.
3 games for that. At worse it was two yellows = 1 game. Violent? No way..
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 22, 2015
Costa’s ban means he will not able to play the Blues’s League Cup clash at Walsall on Wednesday along with two EPL matches against Newcastle and Southampton.