Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has defended Fernando Torres after his dismissal during victory over Swansea City.

Torres found the net on Saturday with a fine finish before being sent off for inexplicably diving in studs first on Mark Gower.

Chelsea boss Villas-Boas had no complaints with referee Mike Dean's decision to brandish the red card but revealed he would not be seeking an apology from his player.

"There's nothing to apologise for," Villas-Boas said. "It's the referee's decision."

Admitting it was a "good decision" by Dean, he added: "It's part of the nature of the game, and the referee has decided on that.

"It's a pity because the spectacle was promising."