Blues striker may face retrospective action for semi-final transgressions.
Chelsea face the prospect of taking on Premier League title rivals Manchester City this weekend without top scorer Diego Costa, who could face a retrospective ban for his outbursts against Liverpool on Tuesday, the Daily Express reports.
The Spanish international faces a charge of violent conduct for his part in a clash with Reds defender Emre Can during this week’s Capital One Cup semi-final victory.
Referee Michael Oliver, and fourth official Phil Dowd both missed the incident, but a panel has since reviewed the video and Costa could now be hit with a three-match ban.
He has been given a deadline of midnight on Thursday to respond, with a verdict expected to be delivered on Friday.
If found guilty, Costa will miss not only the clash with City, but the following games against Aston Villa and Everton, too.
The loss will pour more misery onto boss Jose Mourinho, who earlier this week was fined £25,000 by the FA for comments he made about the referee after his side’s 1-1 draw with Southampton in December.