There did not appear to be too much in the confrontation but Rudiger remains adamant that he was an innocent victim in a clash which should have delivered one dismissal, rather than two bookings.
"It's annoying because I don't even tackle someone, do something and I get booked for being head-butted".
"I spoke to him before I signed for Chelsea", Hazard is quoted as saying by Metro. "Sorry, but that's a joke", Rudiger said.
"If there is VAR in England, then Bernard has a problem. He would be sent off".
With Chelsea ramping up the intensity in the second half, Everton became understandably stretched as the game went on and had to rely on all 11 players to keep their focus and discipline.
It was a frustrating afternoon for Maurizio Sarri, who has now set a new managerial record for the best unbeaten run from the start of a Premier League career with 12, with Marcos Alonso hitting the post before Alvaro Morata had a goal disallowed for offside as Everton held firm to halt Chelsea's five-match winning run in all competitions.
There was a game on last night [City v United] that's maybe important to us.
"I am not happy to be fair, but it's part of football", Hazard said.
"If we don't win these kind of games, we don't need to look at City and Liverpool". Do we need to improve on getting three draws at home out of four? But we were unlucky. However, how the former England worldwide can help a struggling United defence considering his age is anyone's guess, as we have already seen that another 30-something Mourinho favourite from Chelsea, Nemanja Matic, has been in bad form and has been slammed by teammates and pundits alike. "I guess when I am on the floor I can win free-kicks, so every free-kick is a chance to score more goals".