This Chelsea legend is one of the most underrated in Premier League history – Gary Neville says

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville, has hailed the two players he believes were underrated in the Premier League.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Gary Neville hailed Louis Saha and ex-Blue Michael Essien as two of the most underrated players.

When asked about the two most underrated players he has ever faced in the Premier League, Neville said: “I think the one that I played against, then ended up playing at United, was Louis Saha when he played for Fulham.

“He destroyed me at centre-back twice. Once when he was in the Championship in the FA Cup and next in the Premier League.

“A player that played at a top Premier League club that didn’t get the plaudits of others was Michael Essien at Chelsea in those first two or three years.

“The impact he had on that team, from his running ability, energy in midfield, balancing off Frank, I thought Essien was a brilliant player.”