Gary Cahill handed controversial red card in Chelsea defeat by Burnley
Last Updated: 13/08/17 11:10am
Did Gary Cahill deserved to receive a straight red card for this tackle on Steven Defour in Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat by Burnley? Judge for yourself...
In the 14th minute at Stamford Bridge, new Chelsea captain Cahill lost control of the ball in midfield before going in late on Defour, leaving his studs up with referee Craig Pawson close to the incident.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte joked that he will prepare his side to go down to 10 men for the next game.
"[Cahill's early sending off] was a key moment, because to play the rest of the game with 10 men, and then with nine men, is not easy. But in the last three games we end the game with 10 men or less.
Conte then joked: "I think I will have to adapt a new system to play with nine men or 10 men for the next game, to anticipate this situation!"
Watch the incident in the video above, but was it a red? Comment below...
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