Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea goalkeeper banned for Man City

Thibaut Courtois, Michael Oliver
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off against Swansea by referee Michael Oliver

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss their game at Manchester City after an appeal against his red card in the 2-2 draw with Swansea was rejected.

The Belgium international, 23, was sent off for denying striker Bafetimbi Gomis a clear goalscoring chance during Saturday's match at Stamford Bridge.

The Football Association said Chelsea failed to prove referee Michael Oliver made "an obvious error".

Asmir Begovic, a summer signing from Stoke, is set to deputise at City.

Blues manager Jose Mourinho had refused to discuss the dismissal after the match.

Chelsea, who are the defending Premier League champions, face last season's runners-up City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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