Diego Costa ban is wrong claims Gary Neville

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hit out at the FA's decision to hand Chelsea striker Diego Costa with a three-game ban.

Costa was embroiled in controversy as Chelsea secured a 2-0 victory over London rivals Arsenal this past weekend. The Spanish international put his hands in the face of Gunners defender Laurent Koscielny while he clashed with Gabriel, who was sent off during the proceedings. 

Ultimately, Gabriel's red card has been rescinded, but Costa is now set to miss Chelsea's next three fixtures. 


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But Neville doesn't think that the FA have made the right decision, suggesting that the enigmatic Brazilian-born forward wasn't violent. 

In fact, the ex-United skipper claims a one-game ban would have been more than enough punishment for the striker. 

Crazy Costa

Neville has a point, of course. Ultimately, referee Mike Dean should have handled the entire situation better in west London. 

However, Costa has been living on the edge for some time now and he needs to change his persona sooner rather than later. 

The striker is one of the most talented forwards in England's elite division, but he's no good on the sidelines. He has to concentrate on playing the game rather than looking to wind up his opponents.

Despite securing all three points against Arsene Wenger's side, it has been a difficult start to the campaign for Chelsea, and it's only going to get harder with Costa out of the picture for the time being. The pressure is on the duo of Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao to step up imminently. 

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