Big Match: Chelsea vs Man City Without Diego Costa
Sportsbliz - Chelsea striker to miss Man City clash, once losing his appeal against an FA violent conduct charge.
The Espana international can serve a three-match ban for stamping on Liverpool's Emre will within the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg on Tues.
The £32m language from Atletico Spanish capital denied the charge, however disciplinary action has been taken after the FA reviewed video footage of the incident, that wasn't seen by the match officers.
Jose Mourinho has defendant members of the press of 'campaigning' against Costa and has therefore off his pre-match conference scheduled for this afternoon.
Chelsea boss will also be without his 17-goal top scorer for the Premier League games against Aston Villa and Everton
Stamford Bridge favorite Didier Drogba, 36, is predicted to guide Chelsea's attack within the absence of Costa once the champions visit London, hoping to cut back the five-point gap at the highest of the table.
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