Chelsea likely to appeal Terry red, Conte confirms

Date published: Sunday 8th January 2017 6:05

Chelsea are considering appealing against John Terry’s sending off in Sunday’s FA Cup third round win over Peterborough, boss Antonio Conte has confirmed.

Terry, making his first start since the EFL Cup exit at West Ham in October and first appearance since November, was adjudged to be last man when he fouled Lee Angol and was shown a straight red card by referee Kevin Friend.

“You have to respect the referee decision, but in this case maybe we will do an appeal for this situation,” Conte said.

“The situation is very clear and I think John didn’t deserve this.”

Conte felt Branislav Ivanovic was a covering defender and that Terry did not make contact with Angol.

“He didn’t take the opponent and also the second reason was because behind John there was Ivanovic to cover John,” Conte added.

“It’s a pity when this happens, because the red card is not good.”

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