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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has accused Everton’s Bernand of diving in the goalless draw at Stamford Bridge and also said that it was a joke that he was shown a yellow card.

Rudiger and Bernard were both booked on Sunday after the Brazilian gave Rudiger a headbutt.

According to Rudiger, Bernand would have been sent off with VAR.

“If in England we have VAR then I think Bernard has a problem,” Rudiger said.

“He was diving and I told him to stand up, and then I was standing and he came with a lot of speed and hit me with his forehead, and I get a yellow card. To me that’s a joke.

“The referee didn’t see nothing. It was like the fourth official maybe he said something to him, that maybe I provoked him or something. I just said: “Stand up”.

“I don’t even tackle someone or do something and I get booked – for being head butted. Sorry, but that is a joke. Of course that is annoying. But I have to accept it.

“Maybe it would have changed the game and maybe not. But I know one thing for sure, if we had VAR, he is off.”

Rudiger also said the draw against Everton felt like a loss and insists Chelsea should be winning games against Everton.

“We are still unbeaten and everything is nice but to me it feels like we have dropped points,” said Rudiger. “It seems like a loss. If you want to do something important you have to win these kind of games.

“It’s like last season, we dropped a lot of points, and at the end we were thinking: ‘if only’. But that does not count.

“We failed and now we have the international break and after that Spurs.”

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