Chelsea and Everton played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, which saw Marco Silva’s side impress in their trip to West London.
The Toffees have historically struggled in their clashes against the Blues and the fact that Maurizio Sarri is yet to taste defeat in competitive fixtures with Chelsea left the odds firmly stacked against Silva’s team.
However, a valiant performance from the Merseyside outfit secured a point that presents the perfect platform to build upon in the weeks after the current international break – where Everton host a struggling Cardiff side before clashing with arch-rivals Liverpool.
Some fans continue to be angry at one particular incident from the goalless draw with Chelsea though, as Blues defender Antonio Rudiger earned vast amounts of criticism after accusing Bernard of headbutting him and labelling the incident ‘a joke’ after the final whistle after calling for VAR.
Rudiger was booked in the aftermath of the clash with Bernard but Everton fans are convinced there wasn’t much in the incident and shared their thoughts on social media.
47 – What an absolute joke from Antonio Rudiger, dropping to the floor trying to get Bernard sent off
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) November 11, 2018
I’m not convinced Bernard could reach Rudiger’s head with his head without a step ladder. And even then, I’m not sure. #EFC
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) November 11, 2018
6 foot 3 rudiger rolling round on the floor because 5 foot 4 bernard and him came together
— ForeverEverton (@ForeverEverton0) November 11, 2018
Antonio Rudiger's crying about Bernard butting his navel is hilarious. He would have been off on a stretcher if he had faced Duncan Ferguson.
— Abacus1878 (@abacus1878) November 12, 2018
Loved Bernard's reaction to supposedly headbutting Rudiger, I'm guessing Rudiger thought Bernard was alot taller ???? ???? #Embarrassing
— RoyalBlueAngel (@TashEFC) November 11, 2018
Bernard vs Rudiger. How has he not been sent off!!!! pic.twitter.com/q03EqLcqAa
— ???????? (@EFCal97) November 11, 2018
Not surprisingly, he failed to mention the slap on the back of Bernard’s head that caused the reaction. #Embarrassing
— Bluescepticrealist (@scepticrealist) November 12, 2018
Talk about irony off the charts!!! If there was VAR, Rudiger would be the one with the problem, he’d be getting done for simulation. What a joke, a 6’5” fella claiming a 5’5” fella butted him. Embarrassing!
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) November 12, 2018