Andreas Christensen has been sent off against Liverpool after bringing down Sadio Mane who was through on goal.
Jordan Henderson’s long ball caught out the Chelsea defence with Christensen bundling Mane to the ground before he could knock the ball past the on-rushing Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Referee Paul Tierney originally gave the Blues’ defender a yellow card but that was upgraded to a red after the official was advised to check the pitch-side monitor by VAR.
Andreas Christensen has been sent off against Liverpool after bringing down Sadio Mane.
Christensen was not helped by his goalkeeper who came rushing out to try and meet the pass from Henderson, and with Mane’s pace taking him away from the Dane, he was left with no choice but to bring him down.
Frank Lampard’s 10-men now face an uphill battle with in the second half and the Blues may be forced into a substitution during half-time.
Fikayo Tomori and Cesar Azpilicueta are the two defensive options Lampard has on the bench.