Ancelotti admits Terry lost control

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that John Terry "lost control" after being sent off in their weekend defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues lost 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Saturday evening to reopen the Premier League title door to Manchester United.

Terry was red carded in the 67th minute of the game, having earlier conceded a first-half penalty.

The England defender's form has been widely criticised since the much-publicised personal problems which led to his sacking as international captain in February and Ancelotti has now admitted his embattled skipper had fallen below his own high standards.

"I was a player and you know sometimes you are not always rational, you sometimes lose your control," said Ancelotti.

"He has had a fantastic season.

"Maybe sometimes he had some problems and didn't play so well, maybe against Spurs he didn't play too well."

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