Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is expected to receive a three-match ban today for his coin-throwing shame.

Drogba last night admitted an FA charge of violent conduct over the flashpoint during last week's Carling Cup defeat by Burnley.

A disciplinary panel meets today to pass sentence. But the most likely outcome is an immediate three-game suspension from Saturday's home match against Newcastle and the following dates with Arsenal and Bolton.

The £24million striker, 30, could also be fined but the FA will take the circumstances of the incident into consideration.