Courtois to miss Man City game after appeal is rejected

Chelsea’s appeal against Thibaut Courtois’ sending-off against Swansea has been rejected.

The Blues goalkeeper was red-carded in the 52nd-minute of Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge following a foul on Bafetimbi Gomis, who equalised for the visitors with the resulting penalty.

Courtois will now be suspended for Sunday’s away match against Manchester City.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to comment on the incident when asked about it after the match.

Asmir Begovic came on as a substitute for his Chelsea debut following Courtois’ dismissal and is now in line to start at City.

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