John Terry to serve one-match ban following appeal dismissal

John Terry will serve a one-match ban for his red card against Peterborough United last Sunday on the third round tie of the FA Cup, the FA have confirmed.

The Blues cruised to a delightful 4-1 victory over the League One side at Stamford Bridge on the weekend with goals from Pedro (2), Willian and Michy Batshuayi. The match, however, took an unwanted twist on the second half when John Terry’s sliding challenge got him sent off with a straight red card by referee Kevin Friend, allowing the visitors to push for a consolation goal a minute after.

Chelsea believed that the red card was undeserved and decided to appeal on the decision, but according to the Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Terry knew what he was doing by stopping an ‘obvious goal scoring opportunity’ with his tackle.

Antonio Conte said that the red card was undeserved after the full-time whistle, as Branislav Ivanovic was near the situation to cover as well.

The third round tie against the Posh was John Terry’s 50th FA Cup start in the Blues outfit, and it couldn’t have had a more surprising outcome than that!

Chelsea will play West London neighbours Brentford on the fourth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge at the end of January.