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Diego Costa

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STATUS:  Suspended    EST. RETURN:  2/21/2015
Birthdate:  October 7, 1988    Birthplace:  Lagarto, Brazil
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  187 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Transferred from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea FC in July 2014.

January 30, 2015    Diego Costa News

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The FA denied Costa's appeal of a three-match ban for violent conduct Friday.

Costa will miss three Premier League matches, starting with Saturday's huge tilt with Manchester City, followed by matches against Aston Villa and Everton. Didier Drogba is likely to start in his place, with Loic Remy another attacking option.

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Diego Costa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

January 30, 2015

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The FA announced Friday that Costa's three-game suspension for a violent conduct charge would be upheld, ESPNFC.com reports.

The Chelsea striker, who had contested the charge, will miss matches against Manchester City, Aston Villa, and Everton after FA officials determined that he purposefully stepped on Liverpool's Ernie Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup. Costa's absence will likely catapult Didier Drogba into the starting lineup for the next three games, though manager Jose Mourinho could opt to give Loic Remy some run as well.

January 29, 2015

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Costa has appealed his violent conduct charge, with a decision from the FA expected to come Friday, the BBC reports.

Costa is facing a three-match ban if the appeal is denied, which will take him out of this weekend's match against Manchester City, as well as Feb. 7 against Aston Villa and Feb. 11 against Everton. If he is forced to sit, Didier Drogba will likely start in his place, with Loic Remy another possible option.

January 28, 2015

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Costa was officially charged by the FA with violent conduct after stomping on Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup. Costa has until Thursday night to appeal the charge, which could see him suspended for three games.

Costa was involved in another incident during the match with Martin Skrtel, but the FA cleared him of violent conduct there. If he doesn't appeal, or loses it, he'll miss Premier League matches against Manchester City on Saturday, Aston Villa on Feb. 7 and Everton on Feb. 11.

January 17, 2015

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Costa had two goals and an assist during Chelsea's 5-0 rout of Swansea City on Saturday. He scored his goals on three shots, while also adding three key passes and two dribbles on 45 touches.

Costa increased his Premier League lead in goals, as he's now netted 17 times, three more than Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, in 19 games. Coincidentally, Chelsea's next Premier League match will come against City, who they will host at Stamford Bridge on Jan. 31.

January 10, 2015

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Costa scored his 15th goal of the season during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

Costa finished with three shots, all of which landed on goal, to put him one goal ahead of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero for the Premier League lead in goals. Up next is a trip to face a Swansea City side that has allowed fewer home goals than all but Chelsea, Manchester United and Southampton this season.

December 26, 2014

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Costa picked up an assist on John Terry's 31st-minute goal and then scored his own in the 62nd minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Ham on Boxing Day.

Costa headed a corner toward goal that looked to be heading in, only for Terry to smash it over the line, giving Costa his first assist of the season. His goal was No. 13 on the year, putting him just one behind league-leader Sergio Aguero of Manchester City. Costa now has goals in two of his last three starts, though it wouldn't be surprising if he sat Sunday against Southampton given the condensed holiday schedule and his battle for fitness throughout the season.

December 14, 2014

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Costa scored in the 68th minute of Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday, his 12th goal in 13 Premier League appearances this season.

Costa snapped a four-game goalless streak, his longest of the season. Manager Jose Mourinho commented recently that Costa was not up to full fitness and needed to play more to get there, and his goal Saturday surely looks like he's getting back. Up next is a Dec. 22 match at Stoke City.