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EPL: Chelsea FC's Diego Costa handed extra one-match ban by FA

Costa had admitted a charge of improper conduct in relation to his behaviour after he was shown a second yellow card in the FA Cup quarter-final.

EPL: Chelsea FC's Diego Costa handed extra one-match ban by FA

New Delhi: Chelsea was hit with another blow after the Football Association on Friday decided to give Diego Costa an extra one-match ban to serve after being sent off in last month`s FA Cup tie at Everton.

The FA said in a statement on Friday that Diego Costa has been given a one-match suspension, fined 20,000 pounds.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday, Chelsea`s Diego Costa has been given a one-match suspension, fined 20,000 pounds ($28,600 )and warned as to his future conduct," the ruling body said in a statement.

The former Atletico Madrid striker had admitted a charge of improper conduct in relation to his behaviour after he was shown a second yellow card in the FA Cup quarter-final at Goodison Park.

"This suspension will follow immediately on the conclusion of the player`s current ban," the FA added.

Chelsea  travel away to strugglers Aston Villa in a crucial Premier League encounter on Saturday.

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