And the Sky Sports pundit reckons that’s the reason why Antonio Conte has got his team flying at the top of the Premier League.
Neville said on Monday Night Football: “He’s had good training ground time because of the fixture list and programme meaning he’s not in Europe.
“Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are flying high in the league”
“What I would say is that when you think of the imprint of managers on teams – and you can see what Klopp is trying to do at Liverpool – I think Conte, when you think of Juventus and Italy, he always seemed to have them so well-drilled.
“That’s tough to do but the fact he’s not in Europe is such a blessing to make sure there’s repetition in the team.
“From a coach’s point of view he’s been blessed in some ways but he’s doing his job brilliantly.
“They’re a replica of Juventus and Italy in the way they play and they’re good to watch.
“I’ve enjoyed watching them.”