Chelsea’s Diego Costa has had a three match ban for violent conduct upheld…
The bad-boy antics of Chelsea’s Diego Costa are seeing him quickly become the Premier League’s biggest rebel, arguably replacing the recently departed Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona last summer.
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His latest misdemeanour occurred on Tuesday, when he appeared to stamp on Liverpool duo Emre Can and Martin Skrtel. Despite an appeal, the Spaniard’s three-match suspension was upheld, and he’ll now miss the crucial weekend game against Manchester City.
Costa clearly has something of a short fuse, and if he continues to act out he could one day find himself appearing in this list of football’s ten longest suspensions:
9) Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – 4 months
The Liverpool striker bit down on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini while playing for Uruguay at the World Cup. However, his actions did not dissuade Barcelona from paying £75m for him just weeks later; leaving him on the sidelines while he served his suspension.