Chelsea captain John Terry has lost his appeal against his red card in Sunday’s FA Cup win over Peterborough.
Terry, back in the side along with the fit-again Kurt Zouma, was sent off midway through the second half of the third-round tie at Stamford Bridge, which the Blues won 4-1.
Terry was dismissed for bringing down Lee Angol just outside the penalty area.
The Football Association has upheld the decision following an independent hearing and Terry will be suspended for Saturday’s visit to Leicester.
Blues boss Antonio Conte had insisted the decision to send Terry off was unfair.
“I think it wasn’t right,” he said, immediately after the Peterborough game.
“He didn’t take the opponent and the second reason is that behind John there was Branislav Ivanovic to cover.”