MATCH REACTION: Peterborough United win praise from Chelsea boss

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised Peterborough United after an exciting FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge today (January 8).

Sunday, 8th January 2017, 9:08 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:22 pm
Posh manager Grant McCann meets Chelsea boss Antonio Conte before the game.

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.

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Chelsea defender John Terry is dismissed by referee Kevin Friend.

“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.”

Chelsea defender John Terry is dismissed by referee Kevin Friend.