Chelsea ended the FA Cup third round clash against Norwich with nine men, after red cards were shown to two Chelsea players – Avaro Morata and Pedro.
The two players will be unavailable for Chelsea’s game against Brighton, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte couldn’t hide his displeasure with the two suspensions and was further unhappy with the dissent shown by Morata which caused the referee to show him a second yellow.
“For sure I think I am not happy for the second yellow card to Morata,” Conte said.
“The first was for a doubtful situation, but the second was for dissent.
“You must pay great attention because in this moment in the game you have to stay calm.”
Conte added: “We have to play in two days against Brighton. We have to try to recover very well. I hope we don’t pay.
“My decision was clear to try to go to the next round tonight and give some rest for some players. It will not be easy against Brighton. We face many problems and two red cards. Pedro and Morata are not available.”