Diego Costa: Chelsea striker charged with violent conduct after stamping on Emre Can... but faces no action for Martin Skrtel incident

Striker has until 6pm Thursday to respond to charges

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Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his clash with Emre Can in Chelsea's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg win over Liverpool.

The striker's apparent stamp on the Liverpool defender was missed by match officials and reviewed on video on Wednesday.

Costa has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, but faces no action for a similar incident involving Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel later in the match.

An FA statement read: "Diego Costa has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

"The charge is in relation to an incident involving the Chelsea forward and Liverpool's Emre Can which occurred in the 12th minute of the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge last night (Tuesday, January 27 2015).

"The player has until 6pm on Thursday, January 29 2015 to respond to the charge.

"Following a review of an incident during the game involving Costa and Liverpool's Martin Skrtel, The FA will not be taking any further action."

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Costa will face no action for the second stamp on Martin Skrtel

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