“If they’re going to get to that next level they’ve got to be braver, they’ve got to be braver in the centre of the pitch.”
Scholes said Maguire and Lindelof should have been able to cope with Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech without too much assistance from midfield.
“The two centre-halves, leave them, let them defend,” the former England midfielder said.
“Who are you playing against? An average Chelsea forward. Not average, because I like Giroud, but he’s not going to run away from anyone. He’s perfect for them two today.
“Mason Mount isn’t going to run away from them, Ziyech isn’t quick, no pace. They’ve got nothing to worry about.
“Let your midfield players join in attacks and at least contribute something to the attacking side of the game.”