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Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea appeal red card shown to goalkeeper

August 11, 2015 10:07 IST

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois, left, is shown the red card by referee Michael Oliver, right, during the EPL match against Swansea City. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Premier League champions Chelsea have decided to appeal against the red card shown to Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the 2-2 draw against Swansea City, according to several media reports on Monday.

The 23-year-old was dismissed in the 52nd minute at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after bringing down Bafetimbi Gomis as he raced through on goal in the opening-day fixture.

France forward Gomis went on to equalise from the resulting penalty.

If the appeal is unsuccessful Courtois will be replaced by close-season signing Asmir Begovic for Sunday's trip to Manchester City who finished second in the league last season.

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