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The striker was involved in a number of
controversial incidents on and off the ball during
Chelsea's win over Arsenal on Saturday and
now faces retrospective punishment
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged
by the Football Association for "an alleged act of
violent conduct" during Saturday's win over

The 26-year-old was involved in a spat with
Gunners defender Gabriel, which saw the
defender sent off for kicking out at the Spain

Costa continued his physical approach and was
perhaps fortunate to remain on the pitch
following further clashes with Alex Oxlade-
Chamberlain and Laurent Koscielny.

However, he now faces retrospective
punishment for his altercation with Koscielny,
which saw him strike the centre-back in the
face, and has until 6pm on September 22 to

Arsenal defender Gabriel - who was sent off for
kicking out at Costa - has also been charged
with improper conduct while team-mate Santi
Cazorla has been warned following his red card.
Both clubs have been charged for failing to
control their players under FA rule E20.

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