Conor Gallagher Apologizes For Almost Ruining The Match For Chelsea With A Red Card Against Leicester City

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Conor Gallagher has apologized to his teammates after almost ruining the match between Chelsea and Leicester City in the 28th minute with a flimsy second yellow card offense.

Conor Gallagher Apologizes For Almost Ruining The Match For Chelsea With A Red Card Against Leicester City
Conor Gallagher’s tackle for second yellow card against Leicester.

Chelsea defeated Leicester City on Saturday in the most recent Premier League match, and they will travel to St. Mary’s on Tuesday to take on Southampton.

Despite Conor Gallagher getting sent off in the first half for receiving two yellow cards, the Blues prevailed 2-1 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a brace from newly acquired Raheem Sterling. Harvey Barnes was able to bring the Foxes to an amicable agreement, although it was short-lived.

Following early leaders Arsenal by five points, the outcome places Chelsea sixth in the Premier League.

Conor Gallagher Issues Apology

For receiving a red card against Leicester, Gallagher has expressed regret to Chelsea’s staff, players, and supporters. Just 28 minutes into the game, referee Paul Tierney gave the England international the boot, and coach Thomas Tuchel has spoken to the 22-year-old to express his displeasure.

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After the game, Tuchel said, “Today he is accountable for what he did. Of course, he knows it was a huge mistake. We spoke briefly after the game and things like this can happen.”

“At the end of this chain is a decision that brings such a huge disadvantage after 25 minutes. It’s a very, very bad decision from Conor and, of course, he is upset. Everybody was upset in this moment because it almost kills the whole football match.”

Gallagher posted on Instagram that: “Proud of the team for digging deep today and winning with 10 men. Personally, I want to apologise to my teammates, staff and the fans. I take full responsibility for the rash decision leaving them with a huge challenge for the rest of the game. Thankfully, they came through.”

The midfielder was sent off in the first half after receiving two cautions for late challenges.

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Raheem Sterling scored twice to lead the Blues to victory despite leaving Chelsea with just 10 men to finish the game.

Early in the second half, the 27-year-old scored the opening goal after shooting from a distance and having his effort deflected over Danny Ward in the Leicester goal.

Conor Gallagher Apologizes For Almost Ruining The Match For Chelsea With A Red Card Against Leicester City

Soon after, Sterling extended the advantage by converting from close range after receiving a wonderful low cross from Reece James.

Due to the Foxes’ several opportunities, Chelsea were fortunate to win the game with three points after conceding late to Harvey Barnes.

This will no doubt please head coach Tuchel, who urged the midfielder to own up to his error despite being caught short by a misplaced ball from Marc Cucurella before receiving his second yellow card.

Chelsea will now be without Gallagher when they travel to Southampton in the middle of the week as they attempt to build on their Leicester performance.

Chelsea now has three victories, a draw, and a loss to their credit as they attempt to contend for first place in the Premier League.

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Mateo Kovacic is only fit enough to play from the bench against Leicester, therefore Tuchel will have a serious selection problem in the midfield ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Southampton on Wednesday, August 31.

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