Chelsea notched up their first victory of the season in a 3-2 win over West Bromwich Albion, however, the sending off of skipper John Terry stole the headlines.
Blues defender and captain was given his marching orders for hauling down West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would not point fingers at the 34-year-old, though.
“No, I don’t blame John. It’s a ball into space behind the full-back, who is pressing high. The striker makes a movement and then the referee decides it is a red card,” Mourinho said, according to the Daily Express.
Terry has struggled throughout the beginning of the 2015-16 season, so the red card only adds insult to injury.
It was the second red card shown to a Chelsea player this season, as goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was shown a straight red during the season-opener against Swansea City.
The Blues are reportedly planning to appeal Terry’s red card.
Former Barcelona winger and Manchester United target enjoyed a superb Premier League debut after scoring and creating an assist at The Hawthorns.
Forward Diego Costa and defender Cesar Azpilicueta followed that up with goals of their own before James Morrison made it nervy finish after pulling a goal back on 59 minutes.
Chelsea will look to notch up consecutive wins when they face Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.