Chelsea consider appeal against Terry decision

Chelsea are considering appealing against John Terry’s red card in their FA Cup win against 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.

The captain was dismissed for bringing down Lee Angol, but boss Antonio Conte insisted the decision was incorrect and suggested the club would seek to have the red card rescinded.

“I think it wasn’t right. He didn’t take the opponent and the second reason is that behind John there was Branislav Ivanovic to cover,” Conte said.

“It’s a pity. You have to respect the referee, but in this case maybe we will do an appeal. John didn’t deserve this.”

Chelsea were 3-0 up when they were reduced to 10 men, and League One side Peterborough pulled a goal back soon afterwards.

But Pedro quickly restored the hosts’ three-goal advantage with his second goal of the game.

Michy Batshuayi and Willian also scored in a resounding win for Conte’s team.

“I am pleased with the performance, the result and that we can go through to the next round of this competition,” Conte said.

“We showed great commitment and I think we won as a team and this is the most important thing because when you change nine players it is not easy to find your ideal football quickly.”