Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after his side’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.
Costa, 26, put his hands in the face of Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny prior to clashing with Gunners defender Gabriel, who was sent off.
The FA has also charged Gabriel, 24, with improper conduct and both clubs with failing to control their players.
Arsenal are to appeal against Gabriel’s dismissal and three-match ban.
If Costa accepts the charge he will serve an automatic three-match suspension with immediate effect but, if he contests it, an independent regulatory commission will rule.
Well, i dont think he will accept the charge as a violent conduct even if it feels like that, Costa was simply defending himself against Koscielny, both players had been on it all day but yeah the replay makes it looks bad. Someone made a joke of the replay that “Costa was simply helping Koscielny protect his eyes from the sun“.
A lot of people have condemned Costa’s antics in the Chelsea v Arsenal game and i think its largely to the fact that he seemed to get away with it without a Red Card.