Blues captain John Terry saw red for a professional foul on Peteborough’s Lee Angol at 67′ on his return since October.
But after the game Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has suggested that his side will appeal for this measure against their skipper.
The Italian manager believes that referee Kevin Friend was too harsh to brandish the red on two counts and is hopeful that the decision will be overturned on appeal.
“I think it wasn’t right, this decision from the referee. He didn’t take the opponent and also the second reason was because behind John there was Ivanovic to cover John.
“You have to respect the referee decision, but in this case maybe we will do an appeal for this situation. The situation is very clear and I think John didn’t deserve this. It’s a pity when this happens, because the red card is not good.
“I’m pleased for John, because he’s showing me great commitment when I ask him to play, when he doesn’t play. He’s helping me a lot in the changing room. He’s showing me to be a good player, but above all a good man.”
Terry has now been responsible for three of the last six red cards shown to Chelsea players.