Pedro Red Card, Chelsea Manager Up Pitam
Antonio Conte was upset with referee Robert Madley’s decision at the Community Shield. The Chelsea manager did not accept his team playing with 10 men against Arsenal.
Chelsea played with 10 men after Madley issued a red card to Pedro Rodriguez. Madley considers, Pedro committed a violent foul against Arsenal player, Mohamed Elneny in the 80th minute.
At that time, Chelsea are winning 1-0 thanks to goals scored Victor Moses in the 46th minute. However, two minutes after Pedro was given a red card, Arsenal managed to equalize thanks to header Sead Kolasinac.
The 1-1 draw continues into the penalty shootout. Arsenal won 3-1 in this match. Two executioners Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata could not deceive London Cannon goalkeeper, Peter Cech.
“I did not see the incident, but for me it was a difficult decision – this is the second time, after the FA Cup, we played with 10 men,” Conte said, quoted by Sports Mole.
“We are working, trying to do our best, we have a tough pre-season and this game is very important for the next game,” said the Italian.
This is four consecutive times Chelsea failed to win the Community Shield. The last time they won it in 2009.