Chelsea blow as star striker charged by the FA

Chelsea star Diego Costa has been charged by the FA for improper conduct when he refused to leave the field after being given a second yellow during the match against Everton, Skysports reports.

The 27-year-old could face even more problems after he made a gesture towards Everton fans when walking off the pitch.

He now has until 6pm Thursday to fight the charge, but has already been given an automatic one-match ban for the sending off.

Costa could now be given a further two-match ban to add to his current one as he is now facing his third three-match ban following two previous incidents.

His sending off came when the striker reacted to a tackle made by Toffees midfielder Gareth Barry and was even accused of biting him on the neck.

However, Barry later confirmed that the Spain international didn’t bite him, a revelation that looks to have saved Costa from a lengthy ban.

Article title: Chelsea blow as star striker charged by the FA

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