Chelsea appeal over John Terry’s FA Cup red card has been thrown out by the FA, meaning the former England captain will serve one-game ban.
Terry who was playing in a rare outing this season, clumsily fouled Peterborough striker Lee Angol as Antonio Conte's men were already coasting home to victory with the score already at 3-0, on his 50th FA Cup start for his club.
An Independent Regulatory Commission found the skipper’s clumsy foul on Lee Angol in the FA Cup third round tie last weekend was denying a clear goal scoring opportunity.
An FA statement read: "John Terry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after his wrongful dismissal claim was unsuccessful, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.
"The Chelsea defender was sent off for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity during The Emirates FA Cup third round tie against Peterborough United on Sunday."
As Angol raced towards goal, Terry clipped him to send him tumbling over the legs of the defender, instantly appealing to referee Kevin Friend for leniency - but it fell on deaf ears as he was given the marching order inide the final 23 minutes of the game.
Terry will now serve a one match ban for their Premier League trip to champions Leicester on January 14 - but the former guaranteed starter now settles for a bit-part role at the Bridge.
The 36-year-old, who signed a one year extension in the summer, had not played since November before the Peterborough match - and has only started five matches all season. He will now miss Saturday's Premier League clash away to champions Leicester City as a result of the one-game suspension being upheld.