Former Manchester United defender and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville was heavily critical of Chelsea’s meek performance during their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
The 43-year-old labelled the Stamford Bridge club’s lacklustre display as ”unacceptable,” which then caused Blues boss Antonio Conte to hit back at what he considered as ”stupid,” criticism.
However, speaking tonight on Monday Night Football Neville reiterated his believe that Chelsea’s passive performance against Pep Guardiola’s side was nowhere near good enough.
“Maybe we are (stupid). We’re not as good quality coaches as Antonio Conte, that’s for sure.
“But I don’t use the word embarrassing or unacceptable lightly. I’ve had to use it in the last week twice in co-commentary.
“And yesterday I went quiet for two or three minutes while I was watching this. I don’t go quiet in co-commentary – Martin (Tyler) will tell you.
“I had to go quiet because I had to reflect on what I was seeing.
“I suppose it disgusts me. I can’t relate to it in any way, shape or form. These Chelsea players yesterday took a day off, they took a rest.
“Antonio Conte called us stupid, maybe he did, I don’t know the exact quotes, but he’ll have watched that this morning and been equally as disgusted.
“One thing I can guarantee you is the Chelsea boardroom will have watched that performance yesterday and will not accept it. It was nowhere near good enough and unacceptable.” Neville said.
Chelsea’s defeat at the weekend has now seen the defending Premier League Champions drop to fifth position in the table, five points behind fourth placed Spurs.