Reports: Chelsea appeal goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois red card

Chelsea will appeal against the red card shown to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Swansea at Stamford Bridge.

Courtois, 23, was shown a straight red card by referee Michael Oliver for denying Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis a clear goalscoring opportunity in the 52nd minute of Saturday’s match with Chelsea 2-1.

Gomis then stepped up to beat Asmir Begovic from the penalty spot to earn a point for Garry Monk’s side and deny Jose Mourinho’s side a win in the first game of the defence of their Premier League crown.

Courtois’ appeal will be heard by the Football Association on Tuesday, with the goalkeeper currently set to miss Sunday’s game against expected title rivals Manchester City at the Ethiad Stadium if the one-match ban is upheld.