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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is in hot water once again for his violent conduct on the pitch after allegedly kicking Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel in the chest following a tackle on the Slovakian defender.

Referee Mark Clattenburg took no action over the incident at the time, but several now retired referees who viewed the incident said had they been officiating and seen it they would have shown the Spanish international a red card.

Costa and Chelsea now wait to see if the FA win have a say in matters after previously banning Costa for three matches after watching a video of him clashing with Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny back in September.

If the FA does decide to take action it would mean Costa being unavailable for Chelsea’s games against Stoke, Norwich, Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth.

Former ref Howard Webb told BT Sport: “They [The FA] will have a look I think. I think it is a clear red card. He commits a foul on Martin Skrtel, then there is a little kick.