Gary Neville reacts to Cesc Fabregas’ display in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough

Gary Neville hails Cesc Fabregas for his sparkling display in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday night

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville lavished praise on Cesc Fabregas for his brilliant performance in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Monday night.

Chelsea took another big step towards winning the Premier League title with the victory and means they can secure the trophy by beating West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Friday night.

Fabregas was handed a rare Premier League start against Boro and the Spaniard produced a sparkling display to help Antonio Conte’s men claim victory in front of their home fans.

The 30-year-old found Diego Costa for Chelsea’s opener in the 23rd minute, before Marcos Alonso made it 2-0 in the 34th minute. Nemanja Matic then added a third in the 64th minute, with Fabregas providing the assist once again.

Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game, former Manchester United defender Neville heaped praise on Fabregas following his sparkling display in west London.

Neville said: “The connection between Fabregas and Costa is incredible.

“Only the best midfield players in the world are able to do this type of thing [look up while receiving the ball].

“It’s absolutely brilliant. It’s a wonderful, wonderful goal.”

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The win lifted Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their trip to West Brom on Friday.

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