Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho accepts that Arjen Robben had to be sent off after scoring in the 2-1 win at Sunderland.
The Dutch winger was given a second yellow card for jumping into the crowd after scoring the winning goal.
Mourinho said: "Under the rules, the referee had no option. I don't like the rule because part of the show is the players' relationship with the crowd.
"Arjen has to learn when he already has a yellow card, he has to control himself," the manager added.
"It's an experience for him, next time he has a yellow card and scores he has to make sure he stays on the pitch.
"He will not do it again. He will remember for his career because he has had a yellow card that he cannot celebrate with the fans when he scores a goal."
The Portuguese manager, who saw his side extend their lead at the top of the table to 16 points with the win, called for a change in the rules.
He added: "I think it would be easy for a referee to give one more minute extra-time instead of the second yellow card.
"The player celebrates with the fans, it takes a little bit more time - instead of three minutes extra time, he gives four or five and it's done.
"But I think (referee Chris) Foy did well because he did what the rule says he had to do.
"It's a chance for (Damien) Duff and Shaun Wright-Phillips to play the next game because Arjen will be suspended."