Terry upset with booking

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Chelsea captain John Terry believes he should have escaped the booking that will keep him out of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Liverpool.

Terry was booked in the second-half of Wednesday night's 3-1 win for a challenge on Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina and will be suspended for the return leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

The England skipper also revealed that Reina did not think his challenge warranted a yellow card, saying: "I felt as though I went for the ball, that's all I ever do as a player. I've spoke to Reina again and he said it wasn't a yellow card. He already knew I was on a yellow card and he was honest with me."

He added: "It reminds of when Liverpool's Xabi Alonso was booked in a similar situation with Eidur Gudjohnsen a couple of years ago. He was crying after that game. I'm obviously very disappointed."

Chelsea interim coach Guus Hiddink should have Portugal centre-half Ricardo Carvalho fully fit to replace Terry in the return leg.

The Dutchman was full of praise for the hero of Chelsea's victory at Anfield - defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The Serbian's headed double has left them on course for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Ivanovic scored with headers from two set-pieces after Fernando Torres had put Liverpool ahead in the fifth minute.

Didier Drogba then struck a third to give Liverpool a mountain to climb at Stamford Bridge.

"I was delighted with Ivanovic," said Hiddink. "When you join a club like Chelsea and then find it hard to get games, it can be tough. But he has been determined in training and shown a good mentality."

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