“Retaliation is now allowed” – Mourinho criticizes FA on Costa’s ban

Costa will now miss Premier League matches against Newcastle, Southampton and Aston Villa. “No problem, you can do it”, he said.


Wenger said: “That (retrospective action) is the least they could do, but he (Costa) will do the same again next week and the week after and he always gets away with it”.

Abdul Baba Rahman played in the full duration of the game.

Remy admits life is hard on the bench “Yes, it’s really hard”.

“The rhythm is not the same and can’t be compared with training”.

“With the games we have coming, maybe I will have an opportunity to play more, we will see”.

“But I can’t complain”. They are playing well and trying to be promoted.

“The team talk was “we’re not here to try not to lose, we’re here to try and win“. All the team are very happy”.

“The team doesn’t need that, the team lost an important player for three matches and I don’t think they need to lose their manager“. “We are focused on our play and winning games”.

“Whoever is on the pitch will give their best”.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his disappointment over the loss of his striker Diego Costa for three matches, saying that it will be hard for the squad to cope with the situation.

Arsenal defender Gabriel then came over to defend his teammate, and he and Costa received yellow cards following a confrontation.

“Now we know that retaliation is officially allowed”.

Chelsea’s Diego Costa, No 19, stands over Arsenal’s Laurent…

The Frenchman said: “I don’t have a choice, I have to do it because when you play for Chelsea it’s a question of give the best, 100 per cent every game”.

Ramires opened the scoring of the game to put Chelsea 1-0 up before Loic Remy doubled the lead.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger during Saturday’s Premier League match against Chelsea.


One wonders if Costa’s ban, while probably not affecting the Blues’ chances in the three (comparatively easy) games he’ll miss, will still decrease referees’ leniency with his antics for the rest of the season.

Arsenal's Gabriel left is held by teammate Arsenal's Francis Coquelin after a clash with Chelsea's Diego Costa second right who is being moved away by Arsenal's Santi Cazorla during the English Premier League soccer match between Ch