Reports have claimed that Chelsea backroom staff member Ashley Cole was the one leading the protests after Eder Militao escaped a red card last night.

According to the Mail Online, the former player had to be calmed down by fellow coach Joe Edwards after getting so riled up about the decision.

Tempers were high for the Blues as they looked to make a shock statement in the Champions League and turnaround their season to at least earn a respectable achievement.

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After a 2-0 loss in the first leg against Real Madrid, Frank Lampard’s team selection certainly raised eyebrows ahead of the first half.

But, it was Chelsea who had the best chances of the opening 45. N’golo Kante and Marc Cucurella could have put the Blues ahead with left-footed strikes.

The defending champions’ class shone through in the end, and a Rodrygo double saw the scoreline mirror that from the Bernabeu.

Cole furious at no red card

There was a moment in the second half when the scores were still level that could certainly have changed the game in the Premier League side’s favour.

Already on a yellow card, Militao took down Trevoh Chalobah who looked to have gotten away from the Madrid defence.

The referee chose to not send the Brazilian off, and the response to that was pretty clear around Stamford Bridge, with the reaction led by Cole.

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Chelsea’s eventual exit from the competition was with more of a whimper than expected, with it only further matching the rest of their campaign.

Lampard’s team selection will remain interesting for the rest of the season, with very little to play for in their remaining Premier League games.

Some players who have struggled for starts, such as Mykhailo Mudryk, could perhaps be utilised more ahead of next season.

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