Conte apologises after seeing red

Antonio Conte apologised to referee Neil Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Mason after he was sent off during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Swansea on Wednesday night.

Conte was dismissed from the touchline after losing his cool when Swansea were awarded a goal kick and questioning them for time-wasting.

“It’s right to apologise for what happened during the game,” Conte said. “During the game, in the first half, I saw that Swansea were wasting time. I said this a few times to the fourth official.

“At the same time I didn’t see something change. I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision.

“I apologise for this. I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.”