Chelsea coach Antonio Conte denies taking Marcos Alonso off to save another red card
Chelsea have had five red cards in eight matches, David Luiz the latest to receive an early bath in the 0-0 draw with Arsenal last week.
The Blues have also had Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro all sent off this season, whilst Victor Moses was sent off in last season’s FA Cup final.
Wing-back Alonso was close to getting his marching orders in the Premier League champion’s win against Stoke this afternoon.
After an aerial challenge with Potters’ star Mame Biram Diouf, the Spaniard was incensed to not receive a free-kick.
It resulted in a rash challenge, leaving referee Mike Dean no... read more
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