Striker found guilty of violent conduct.
Diego Costa has been handed a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct for his part in a stamp on Liverpool star Emre Can during their Capital One Cup clash this week, the FA website confirms.
The Spaniard dodged punishment at the time of the incident, but had the case reviewed retrospectively, and an FA panel came to their decision on Friday morning.
He will now be handed a three-match ban, effective immediately, and will miss out on taking part in this weekend’s potential title decided against defending champions Manchester City.
The ban will also see him miss the encounters with Aston Villa next weekend, and Everton the week after that.
A statement on the FA website said: “Diego Costa will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after a charge of violent conduct against him was found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission on Friday 30 January 2015”