Striker Diego Costa will miss Chelsea’s next three domestic matches after a Football Association charge of violent conduct was 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.
Costa’s ban covers Chelsea’s League Cup match at Walsall on Wednesday along with Premier League matches against Newcastle and Southampton.


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