Controversial Chelsea ace slapped with FA charge as La Liga links continue

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been slapped with an FA improper conduct charge, according to BBC Sport.

The fiery Spanish international has been charged in relation to his behaviour during an ill tempered FA Cup quarter-final clash with Everton last weekend.

He was given his marching orders in the 84th minute at Goodison Park after a clash with Toffees midfielder Gareth Barry.

Though he appeared to bite the former England international, both players have since distanced themselves from claims that particular incident occurred.

However, the FA have seen fit to charge the 27-year old due to his behaviour after being shown a second yellow card, where he squared up to Barry in the first place.

‘It is alleged his behaviour, after being shown a second yellow card in the game, amounted to improper conduct’, read a statement on their official website.

It is the latest disciplinary incident in a long line of controversies for the former Atletico Madrid man, who his noted for his temper.

Recent reports suggest the La Roja international is angling for a move back to La Liga, after a frustrating second season at Stamford Bridge.

Facing the prospect of a three-match ban, he has until 6pm tomorrow to respond to his charge.

Meanwhile, he must have provided his observations to the nation’s governing football body regarding an incident he allegedly made to Everton’s support by this evening.