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Jose Mourinho DEFENDS Chelsea captain John Terry following red card against West Brom

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refused to blame captain John Terry after he was sent-off during their 3-2 win over West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

The 34-year-old was shown a straight red card in the early stages of the second half following a tussle with Baggies striker Salomon Rondon on the edge of the visitors penalty area.

It was just a week ago when Terry was hauled off at half-time during the 3-0 against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and is now set to miss the visit of London rivals Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge next weekend.

It’s the second time already this season that a Blues player has been sent-off after goalkeeper Thibuat Courtois was dismissed against Swansea City on the opening day, however, Mourinho insists his team doesn’t have disciplinary problems:

“I don’t want to make anything of the red card,” the Blues boss said [via Mail Sport].

“To speak about that I have to speak about many other things in the game, some things you can see, others we can see. And so many things.”

“One striker push one defender, it’s a foul, it’s not a foul. Stop the game in midfield it’s a yellow card, it’s not a yellow card,” Mourinho added.

Despite playing for the majority of the second half with 10-men, the reigning champions of England still managed to claim their first win of the season thanks to goals from Pedro on his debut and fellow Spaniards Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta.

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