Chelsea appeal Carlo dismissal
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea appealed against the dismissal of goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.Chelsea have launched an appeal against the dismissal of goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.
Cudicini was dismissed for a professional foul on Shola Ameobi late on in the FA Cup defeat to Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday.
Mark Halsey indicated at the time that he had no choice but to dismiss the Italian, handing him a ban that would exclude him from the Carling Cup final.
There will be widespread sympathy for the Italian, whose dismissal came late on with Chelsea effectively already reduced to nine men by injuries.
Cudicini has been reserve to Petr Cech all season, but had been promised a starting berth for the final - something that is now in severe threat.