Red card for Victor Moses in the FA Cup back in May, red card for Pedro in the Community Shield a week ago, two red cards in their opening game of the new Premier League season. Half joking and half being serious, Antonio Conte said he will need to start preparing the team to play with 10 or even nine men.
The sending off of Cahill was a key moment, because to play the rest of the game with 10 and then nine men is not easy
Chelsea’s manager told Sky Sports after their 3-2 defeat to Burnley at home, a game in which the Blues were 3-0 down by halftime(!), with Gary Cahill getting sent-off in the 14th minute!
In the last three official games we have finished with nine or 10 men. I have to try to adapt a new system and to anticipate this situation of playing with nine or 10 men in the next game. But I don’t want to comment on the referee, absolutely not
the Italian said, before focusing on his team’s huge effort in the second half, when substitute Alvaro Morata scored, and then set the ball up for David Luiz to further close the gap to Burnley, with Cesc Fabregas sent-off as well, in the 81st minute.
We tried until the end to reach a good result against Burnley – it was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good