Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has slammed Conor Gallagher for getting sent off in their 2-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday.
Gallagher, who was making his home debut for the Blues, picked up two yellow cards in the first half.
On the midfielder being sent off for two bookable offences in the opening 28 minutes, Tuchel said: “You can’t make the [second] challenge if you have a yellow card after 20 or 25 minutes.
“The challenge was a clear yellow card and gave us a huge disadvantage. There was no reason to make this decision [from Gallagher].”
“In the last 15 minutes once or twice we were lucky to not concede an equaliser.”
Tuchel also hailed Silva who commanded the rearguard, as Chelsea withstood late pressure from the Foxes.
He said: “It suited him. He likes sitting deep and defending the box – he’s maybe one of the best in the world to defend in the box. We played a back five in the second half to not get caught.”