Diego Costa banned for three matches

Diego Costa will miss Chelsea’s next three matches after a Football Association charge of violent conduct is upheld.

Costa denied the charge, relating to an incident involving Laurent Koscielny during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal.

Costa, 26, put his hands in Koscielny’s face before clashing with Gabriel, who was sent off but had a three-game ban overturned earlier on Tuesday.

In a statement, Chelsea said they were “disappointed” with the verdict.

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