Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes Cesc Fabregas has “no excuse” for being sent off with 20 minutes remaining to play in the friendly against Liverpool.
He said: “In this period sometimes the fatigue it can bring a bit of.. .to go too late in a situation.”
“As I know Fabregas is a good man and not a player to have this situation. I am sorry for him and every Liverpool player.”
“Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said of Fabregas’ challenge: “It’s a red card, he came by us in the dressing room and said sorry. He came too late in the challenge, of course.”
“Sometimes in life if you are too late you get a red card, especially in football. That’s how it was.”