Paulo Gazzaniga’s penalty-conceding challenge on Marcos Alonso was branded ‘assault’ by Gary Neville during Tottenham vs Chelsea on Saturday.
The visiting Blues went 2-0 up just before half-time as Willian converted from the spot following a rash defensive effort from the Spurs keeper.
Frank Lampard’s side started excellently in their first fixture at the new home of their London rivals, seizing control early on.
Willian emphasised Chelsea’s opening dominance by firing home in the 12th minute.
The Blues successfully worked a short corner as the Brazilian cut inside the area and curled a fierce strike into the far corner.
On the brink of half-time, VAR intervened and awarded Chelsea a penalty when Gazzaniga came flying out of goal, missed the ball and clattered into the attacking Marcos Alonso.
During the debate over whether the penalty should be given, Sky pundit Neville declared: ‘It’s an assault!’
Willian fired home from 12 yards to double his side’s lead.