Chelsea have appealed against the red card John Terry received in Sunday’s FA Cup third-round win over Peterborough.

John Terry was dismissed by referee Kevin Friend after he was deemed to have deliberately brought down Peterborough striker Lee Angol.

The 22-year-old was through on goal when he went down under a slip challenge from the Blues skipper who attempted to protest his innocence.

The League One side scored five minutes after Terry’s dismissal but it did little to alter the course of the game which finished 4-1 to the Blues.

However, Chelsea have confirmed they will appeal Terry’s sending off with which is set to be heard tomorrow.

If the Blues’ case is unsuccessful the 36-year-old will serve a one-match ban, missing Saturday’s clash at Leicester (5.30pm).

The game was Terry’s 50th FA Cup appearance for Chelsea but was only his ninth this season due to injuries.

The former England captain returned to training last month following a muscle strain which had kept him out since the 5-0 win over Everton in November.

His last start for Chelsea came in the EFL Cup defeat to West Ham in October and he will now face a one-game ban.

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup clash with Peterborough, Conte had heaped praise on Terry for his work on and off the field for the Blues.

“John is in a good shape and he’s ready to play. He’s doing great work on the pitch and outside the pitch. It’s important to underline this,” Conte said.