Tottenham have appealed against the red card given to Son Heung-min during Saturday’s premier league match against Chelsea which ended in 2-0 defeat.

The South Korean was sent off the pitch after VAR ruled that he had kicked out at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

Spurs are hoping he will be allowed to play Boxing Day match against Brighton.

“I hope Son is not punished five times,” Mourinho said.

“One time was the foul that Rudiger did on him. The second is to be sent off. The third would be not to play against Brighton. The fourth not to play against Norwich and the fifth not to play against Southampton.

“So I hope to be punished twice is enough, he doesn’t deserve for the third the fourth or the fifth.”

This is Son’s second red card this season after he was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Everton when his challenge seriously injured Andre Gomes’ ankle on 3 November.

The red card was overturned by the Football Association.