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Newcastle United to benefit from Diego Costa ban, Remy reunion possible

Newcastle United will get a much needed stroke of luck this weekend.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned by the FA for his ill discipline against Arsenal at the weekend.

The Guardian reported Costa faces a three game suspension, missing games against Walsall in the Capital One Cup, and Newcastle United and then Southampton in the Premier League.

His absence for the Newcastle United game this weekend, pending any appeal from Chelsea, is a much needed stroke of luck for Steve McClaren's side.

Newcastle sit in the relegation zone, without a win so far in the Premier League this season, having lost at home to Watford at the weekend.

Despite Costa's importance to Chelsea's attack, he has struggled this season, and his absence may not be a decisive factor for the Blues.

A club like Chelsea always have a top quality player ready to step up, and have a choice between Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy.

Remy is a player Newcastle fans know well, having spent a successful year on loan at the club from QPR two years ago.

While the Toon have a bit of good fortune with Costa getting suspended, it would be just their luck right now if former striker Loic Remy popped up to score a decisive goal against them

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