Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his club may appeal against the red card shown to John Terry during the Premier League leaders’ 4-1 FA Cup defeat of Peterborough United.
Terry, who was making his first appearance in two months, was dismissed in the 67th minute at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after a clumsy last-man challenge on Peterborough striker Lee Angol.
But Conte believes the 36-year-old centre-back, who is out of contract at the end of the season, was hard done by and questioned the decision of referee Kevin Friend.
“I think it wasn’t right, this decision from the referee,” said the Chelsea manager.
“He didn’t take the opponent and also the second reason was because behind John there was Branislav Ivanovic to cover John.
“It’s a pity when this happens, because the red card is not good. You have to respect the referee’s decision, but in this case maybe we will do an appeal for this situation. The situation is very clear and I think John didn’t deserve this.” he added.