Thibaut Courtois apologises to Chelsea on Twitter after red card
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois takes to Twitter after his red card in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City
Thibaut Courtois has apologised to his Chelsea team-mates and supporters after the goalkeeper was sent off in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
The Belgium international brought down Bafetimbi Gomis inside the Chelsea area and received his marching orders after the Blues goalkeeper had earlier survived an injury scare in the warm-up.
Gomis dispatched his spot-kick to cancel out Willian’s deflected cross which had restored Chelsea’s slender lead after Andre Ayew had restored parity following Oscar’s opener.
And Courtois, who is facing competition from £8m summer signings Asmir Begovic for a starting spot, took to Twitter to post an apology following a disappointing opening day win.
2-2 , red card, not the start I expected. Sad to let the team down on that moment. They fought really hard till the end to win this game !
— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) August 8, 2015
Chelsea had edged into a lead after Oscar managed to guide a low free-kick past the Swansea defence and his Blues team-mates into the corner of the net.
However, Courtois could only parry Gomis’s header into the path of Ayew, who calmly lifted a finish over John Terry and Courtois on the Chelsea goalline.
Willian appeared to have set the west London side back on the path towards three points before Courtois brought down Gomes and the France striker levelled from the spot.