Two red cards for Chelsea’s Seleção stars in the Premier League
Chelsea’s Brazilians suffered disaster at Villa Park yesterday evening as two were sent off whilst another performed poorly as the Blues lost 1-0 to Aston Villa in the Premier League.
The three Seleção stars in question were Ramires, Willian and Oscar, whilst David Luiz was out injured.
Chelsea conceded in the 82nd minute to lose and also seriously dent their hopes of winning the league title but the major talking points in the game were the two red cards.
Willian was the first to receive his marching orders, although harshly.
He was booked in the first half for a late tackle, which warranted a yellow card and then in the 68th minute he was shown his second caution after a shoulder barge in the centre of midfield.
The collision with goalscorer Fabian Delph hardly deserved a booking though, and it was debateable whether or not it should have been a free kick such was the minimal contact involved.
If there was doubt about Willian’s red card there certainly wasn’t about Ramires tackle which was disgusting.
The 26-year-old had both feet off the floor as he jumped and lunged into Aston Villa’s Karim El Ahmadi.
Ramires was fortunate not to break the Villa midfielders leg and he may expect some more punishment from the FA in addition to the three match ban he’ll have to serve.
Oscar didn’t join his team mates in being sent off as he was subbed with 67 minutes played, although initially it was Willian’s number that went up.
Oscar performed poorly once again though and it was a hugely disappointed day for Chelsea.