Gary Neville reacts to Tottenham vs Chelsea VAR as Mbappe given brutally honest transfer verdict


Your Chelsea digest on Tuesday, November 7.

Neville verdict

Gary Neville labelled Cristian Romero's first half red card as 'mad' after the Argentine became the first of two Tottenham players to be sent off during the chaotic 4-1 win for Chelsea. The Blues went behind early but somehow managed to overturn a game that looked to be getting away from them early on.

Romero, who was judged to be lucky not to get sent off earlier on in the game, gave the Blues a chance to get back into the game before half-time after taking down Enzo Fernandez with a poor tackle. "That’s a penalty. He plays the ball, but I don’t know why he’s followed through the way he does," Neville said.

"It’s a mad challenge from Romero - he doesn’t have to follow through like that and but his studs right into Fernandez’s shin - that is a penalty. If you go back to Curtis Jones’ one a few weeks ago which I thought was harsh, this one is a lot worse.

"For those of you watching at home thinking he gets the ball and it’s a natural follow through, trust me, as a defender that is not a natural follow through, that is not what you do. He’s gone over the top as he moves through the ball."

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Mbappe told to stay at PSG

Samir Nasri has encouraged Kylian Mbappe to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. The 24-year-old forward, who sees his contract in the French capital expire at the end of the season, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League recently.

"If he leaves, it will leave a hole, but with the budget, they will be able to recruit other players – who will not be Mbappe, that is clear," the former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder told JDD, as quoted by French publication Le10Sport. "But today, he has such importance, whether in the French team or with his club.

"Already two years ago, I said he was the best player in the world. I still think so. He is from the Paris region. I, in his place, I would stay at PSG, instead of going to Madrid, to win the 50th Champions League for Real. If [Marseille] had been owned by Qatar when I was at the club, I would never have left. I think it is better to be the king in your village."

Sterling promise

Raheem Sterling has revealed that he's prepared to follow in Chelsea hero Eden Hazard's footsteps and retire once he's no longer enjoying football. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star was left without a club this season after his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu was terminated a year ahead of a schedule.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea's clash against Tottenham on Monday night, Sterling sympathised with Hazard and revealed that he would take similar action if he no longer enjoyed professional football. The 28-year-old winger said: "I'm like Hazard as well.

"In terms of once that moment comes that I’m not enjoying football, I feel like that's the moment. You don't want to hate something that gave you so much love. I think you play football until you don't enjoy it anymore."

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