Chelsea captain, Reece James has apologised to supporters for his ‘silly’ red card during their 4-1 defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday.
James was sent off for a second bookable offence in the second, before Anthony Gordon finished off the game with the home side’s fourth goal.
The result that leaves the Blues 10th in the Premier League table – 10 points off the top four.
Both of the right-backs were yellow cards were easily avoidable, the first being for kicking the ball away, while the second was for for a foul on Gordon who had caused problems for the Blues captain all game long.
The 23-year-old will now be suspended for the tough clash against Brighton at Stamford Bridge next Sunday.
‘I take full responsibility for my red card today, two silly mistakes,’ James posted on Instagram on Saturday night.
‘Another lesson for me to learn. I’d like to apologise to the fans and my teammates.
‘The performance today was far below our standards but this game does not define us!
‘We’ve made huge improvements this season against many top teams. We’ll be back next weekend.’