‘Poor decision’ – Frank Lampard’s former assistant slams one act in Chelsea’s first half performance vs Brighton

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Former Chelsea midfielder, Jody Morris has revealed his thoughts on Conor Gallagher’s sending off against Brighton on Sunday afternoon.

Gallagher, who was captaining the Blues in the absence of suspended teammate, Reece James, was shown a red card in the dying stages of the 3-2 win against the Seagulls.

The 23-year-old initially received a yellow card for a foul on Facundo Buonanotte, before he was shown a second yellow, and a subsequent red by referee, Craig Pawson.

The decision didn’t cost Chelsea in the end, as the Blues went on to score one more goal in the second-half to claim maximum points in the clash, but Morris, who was on Sky Sports during the game didn’t like what he saw from the midfielder, and implied that Mauricio Pochettino should have subbed him off after the first booking.

“Conor Gallagher has picked up his second yellow. It’s a bit of a silly challenge from him,” Morris told Sky Sports News channel.

“You always want to keep his enthusiasm and aggressiveness on the pitch, but the fact that he’s already on a yellow card… Conor has gone to ground when he didn’t really have to. For me it is a second yellow. Poor decision from Conor to make that tackle.”