Former England Captain and Chelsea club icon John Terry hasn’t been match fit too often this season, and hence we haven’t seen him in action very much. However, he did “accomplish” something notable today in the Blues 4-1 win over Peterborough in the FA Cup third round today.
Terry was booked with a red card and sent off; something no Chelsea player, not even Diego Costa has done this season.
“With Chelsea leading 3-0, Peterborough’s Lee Angol made quick work of the 36-year-old last man back. Terry half-fell, half-dove into Angol’s legs in a feeble attempt at stopping the break. Easy-enough red.”
John Terry's red card is the first Chelsea have received in all competitions this season. pic.twitter.com/dTAELuDShD
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 8, 2017
The central defender was making his first appearance since November 5th, and Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte praised the old boy’s effort. The Italian also expressed his disagreement in the red card ruling, thus hinting at a possible upcoming appeal of the call.
‘John played a really good game,’ Conte said. ‘For me, in this season he has shown me great ability.’
Conte described the call to have John Terry removed from the match as ‘not right.’
Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network. and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, currently contributes regularly to the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye publication and Bold Global.
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