Chelsea missed out on the chance to go top of the Premier League table after drawing 0-0 with Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues needed three points to snatch top spot from Liverpool - who will remain leaders depending depending on the outcome of the Manchester derby later on.
Even so, Maurizio Sarri is yet to see his team suffer a competitive defeat since taking the reins at the beginning of the season and appears to be the perfect man to lead Chelsea right now.
His men have won seven of their last ten outings in all competitions and look genuinely capable of challenging Manchester City for the league title.
But as good as they’ve have been so far, the Italian will be disappointed not to have overcome an inconsistent side like Everton on their own turf.
In a first half where there were more fouls than shots at goal for both teams combined, Chelsea struggled to get their usually fluid style going.
Perhaps letting his frustration get the better of him, Antonio Rudiger found himself caught up in a rather embarrassing incident with Everton’s Bernard.
Things got heated between the pair during stoppage time of the first period, which at least on paper, seems like a situation with only one winner.
Rudiger stands at 6’3” (1.9m) and is deceptively heavy for his lanky build, weighing in at a hefty 85kgs, while Bernard is just 5’4” (1.64m) and 60kgs.
So, it might come as something of a shock to watch the Brazilian floor the Chelsea man in the video below…
It really isn’t a good look - especially considering how Rudiger described himself as a player in his first interview after signing for the London club.
“It’s difficult to talk about your own qualities but I would say I enjoy the physical element of the game and putting in strong tackles.
“I’m a fast player and I play with passion. I always give 100 per cent and I want the fans to know that.”
While it would be unfair to say Rudiger has been anything but commanding for the Blues, he showed a completely different side of himself in his tussle with Bernard.
JAMIE CARRAGHER'S COMMENTARY
Unsurprisingly, his antics have caused quite a stir, with Jamie Carragher providing a brilliant reaction during his match commentary.
"Oh get up. Jesus - embarrassing," he said when watching a replay of Rudiger and Bernard's scuffle.
Likewise, fans are having none of it...
Sorry, Antonio, but don’t be surprised to hear about this one for a while yet.News Now - Sport News