Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised Peterborough United after an exciting FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge today (January 8).
The Premier League leaders beat League One Posh 4-1 in their third round tie, but a red card for Chelsea defender John Terry and a second-half goal from Tom Nichols gave Conte a few anxious moments.
Conte made nine changes to his starting line-up.
“Today we played against a very good team,” Conte said. “But I was pleased with how we played considerting how many changes we made.
“It was a good test for us against positive opponents who showed great commitment, But we were very committed as well and in the end it was a very good win.
“The red card was harsh on John as we had a covering defender. We respect the referee’s decision, but we will probably make an appeal on John’s behalf.”