John Terry will serve a one-match ban after Chelsea's appeal against his sending off in the FA Cup tie against Peterborough was rejected.
Defender Terry, making his first start since the EFL Cup exit at West Ham in October and first appearance since November, was adjudged to be last man when he fouled Lee Angol and was shown a straight red card by referee Kevin Friend in Sunday's game.
The Premier League club put in an appeal, which the Football Association confirmed on Tuesday afternoon had been unsuccessful, meaning the suspension stands, ruling Terry out of the match against champions Leicester on Saturday.
Antonio Conte believes referee Kevin Friend was wrong to send off John Terry in Sunday's FA Cup third-round win over Peterborough and says Chelsea are considering an appeal.
Terry, making his first start since the EFL Cup exit at West Ham in October and first appearance since November, was adjudged to be last man when he fouled Lee Angol and was shown a straight red card by Friend.
Blues boss Conte felt Terry did not make contact with Angol and Branislav Ivanovic was a covering defender.
"I think it wasn't right, this decision from the referee," Conte said.
"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."
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Chelsea have confirmed John Terry will be out for ten days after picking up an injury against Swansea at the weekend.
The Blues skipper will now miss the game with Liverpool on Friday after straining ligaments in his foot.
John Terry’s injury suffered in Sunday’s game at Swansea is strained ligaments in his foot. He will be out for approximately 10 days.
Our captain was injured in the closing minutes of the 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium. He completed the game in pain and Antonio Conte confirmed afterwards the problem would need medical assessment.
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John Terry has backed his former boss Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United this season and suggests the fight between the new Premier League managers will be great for English top-flight football.
The former Chelsea manager was appointed this week as the successor to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, while Antonio Conte takes over at Stamford Bridge after UEFA Euro 2016 and joins a host of new managerial faces in England.
Pep Guardiola will pitch up at Manchester City this summer, while the likes of Leicester City, Liverpool and West Ham United all brought in new managers at the start of, or during, last season, and Terry thinks the battle of minds on the sidelines will make for intriguing viewing in the new campaign.
It's fantastic news for Man United. I'm sure the Man United fans and players will be delighted with (Jose Mourinho's appointment) it. I've said many times before, he's the best manager I've worked under and a real delight.
It's a shame the way he finished at Chelsea this year but I wish him well because he's a great manager and a great man as well, he'll be great for Manchester United I'm sure.
I think it's great for English football, not only what Leicester achieved last year with Claudio Ranieri coming in, Jose and Pep Guardiola up in Manchester, Conte coming to Chelsea as well, there's a real fight among the managers.
I think it's going to be interesting, not only for football in general but also for the Premier League.
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John Terry's future remains unclear after the captain hinted he wishes to negotiate the contract extension he has been offered by Chelsea.
The 35-year-old captain, suspended for the season-concluding 1-1 draw with Premier League champions Leicester, was serenaded by fans as he bade a potential goodbye after 703 appearances since his debut in October 1998.
Terry, whose current contract expires on June 30, in January said he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season. The club insisted an offer may be forthcoming and it arrived last week.
The defender said it was for a "different role", hinting at reduced terms and without guarantees of a first-team place under incoming head coach Antonio Conte.
Terry endeared himself yet further to supporters when congratulating Leicester and Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes boss and his former manager, on their title success and the supporters sang "John Terry, we want you to stay".
I'm delighted Leicester have won it and I'm just glad Tottenham haven't.
I've said for a very long time I want to be here for the rest of my career. I want to finish my career here.
We'll have a few days and we'll be speaking to the club. Listen, I want to stay. The club knows that, the fans know that. We all want the same thing.
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