Diego Costa has been given an additional one-match suspension, fined £20,000 and warned over future behaviour after admitting a charge of improper conduct during Chelsea's ill-tempered FA Cup elimination on 12 March. The Spanish striker, who was set to miss this weekend's match with Aston Villa and was banned for the recent draw with West Ham United, will serve his additional suspension in the upcoming game with Swansea City on 9 April.
Costa was sent off following a confrontation with Gareth Barry late in that game against the Toffees. The Chelsea striker moved his head towards the England midfielder in what commentators suggested was a biting motion. However, Barry denied he was bitten and the FA cleared the Spaniard with regards to any wrongdoing relating to that. However, he was charged with improper conduct over his reaction to his second yellow card.
"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday (31 March 2016), Chelsea's Diego Costa has been given a one-match suspension, fined £20,000 and warned as to his future conduct," the FA has confirmed.
"The forward admitted a charge of improper conduct in relation to his behaviour after he was shown a second yellow card in The FA Cup Sixth Round tie on 12 March 2016 at Goodison Park. This suspension will follow immediately on the conclusion of the player's current ban."
Costa was also retrospectively punished with violent conduct earlier this season following a derby match with Arsenal, where he shoved his hand in Laurent Koscielny's face. Last season, he was hit with a three-game ban following a stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can in a League Cup semi-final.
More about Chelsea