Ben Chilwell sends message to Chelsea fans after red card against Real Madrid

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Ben Chilwell has taken to social media to apologise for receiving a red card in last night’s Champions League first-leg defeat to Real Madrid.

The Blues lost 2-0 to Real Madrid in the Spanish capital last night, with goals coming in each half from Kairm Benzema and Marco Asensio.

Chilwell will miss the second-leg at Stamford Bridge next week after being shown a straight red card for pulling back Rodrygo when the Real Madrid forward went through on goal.

“Slept on it and just want to apologise to my team-mates and the fans,” Chilwell wrote on Twitter following his red card.

“I made the decision in a split-second last night and it was a mistake. I always give everything for the team and I will continue to do so.

“Thank you for the continued support.”