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  1. FA ban Diego Costa for 3 matches; Will miss Chelsea-Manchester City game

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    Diego Costa has been banned for three matches after the Chelsea striker was found guilty of violent conduct.

    The Football Association has announced that an independent regulatory commission ruled that Costa deliberately stamped on the ankle of Liverpool's Emre Can in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.

    Costa and Chelsea have no right to appeal, with Costa ruled out of Saturday's Premier League showdown with Manchester City, as well as matches with Aston Villa and Everton.

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed the incident, which occurred in front of the dugouts but was missed by the match officials, was "absolutely accidental".

    It…

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