Chelsea defender John Terry has FAILED in his appeal against the red card he was shown during Sunday’s FA Cup win Peterborough.
The Chelsea captain saw red after a 66th minute challenge on Peterborough’s Lee Angol.
An FA statement read: “John Terry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after his wrongful dismissal claim was unsuccessful, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.
“The Chelsea defender was sent off for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity during The Emirates FA Cup third round tie against Peterborough United on Sunday.”
Both Terry and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claimed they disagreed with the decision to send off the veteran defender, with the Chelsea icon taking to Instagram after the game to make it abundantly clear the club would appeal the sending off:
“What a great feeling being back on the pitch today, albeit only for 67 mins, after my red card, which I will be appealing and hope the FA and the ref will look at it and realise I didn’t touch @leeangol.”
Terry will now miss Saturday’s Premier League game away to defending champions Leicester City.
It was not all bad news for Chelsea, who went on to win the tie 4-1 and will now host Brentford in the next round of the competition.
Terry was playing for the first time in more than two months and making his first Chelsea start since appearing in an EFL cup game against West Ham in October.
Although many Chelsea fans will feel disheartened by the absence and punishment of their captain, many will feel it won’t damage the league leaders, who racked up 13 straight wins in the Premier League without the assistance of the ex England captain.
Jordon Ledbury – @Ledds6