Gary Neville hails these 2 Chelsea players for their performance against Brentford: “I thought they did brilliantly”

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has hailed Chelsea duo Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr for their performance in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Brentford on Saturday.

“I thought they did brilliantly,” Neville told Sky Sports. “It was tough in the last 15 or 20 minutes, they got a little bit messed around by [Ivan] Toney and [Bryan] Mbeumo when Brentford got themselves going.

“But they did really really well, that was as tough a game as you can have as a centre back.

“I saw Arsenal’s centre-backs here get absolutely messed about by those two. So for Chalobah and Sarr to come here today with a lot of expectation, I think they can be really proud tonight.

“That’s as tough as it gets in the Premier League. You have to come through those moments. It was long throws, free kicks, sustained attacks they did really well.’

Neville also praised Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel for selecting Chalobah and Sarr instead of playing more experienced players out of position.

Neville added: “I like it when he said he trusts his players because I think it really demoralises players in the squad when you start shifting them around.

“They could have played [Cesar] Azpilicueta at left centre-back and shirked it by playing Reece James as right wing-back and make it look like he was using experienced players.

“He’s take a risk today but he’s entrusted his players. When managers talk about their squad he’s shown today he does trust and does believe in his players. It was the right decision and I liked it.”

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