Jorginho And N’Golo Kante Are Among Five Chelsea Stars In Contention To Win This Year’s Prestigious Ballon d’Or Award

The former Napoli midfielder was at the heart of his side’s Champions League triumph at the end of that last season and followed up by playing a starring role in the Azzurri’s Euro 2020 success.


Kante, meanwhile, won the man-of-the-match awards in both legs of Chelsea’s semi-final win over Real Madrid and the final against Manchester City where he helped blunt Pep Guardiola’s all-star forward line.

Skipper Cesar Azpilicueta, homegrown academy graduate Mason Mount and summer signing Romelu Lukaku help complete a Chelsea quintet of nominees.

Speaking about his chances of winning Europe’s most prestigious individual prize recently, Jorginho said: ‘We all have dreams. But, I’ll be honest, it depends on the criteria that the decision is based on.

‘If we’re talking about talent then I know I’m not the best in the world. But if it’s going on titles, then nobody has won more than I have this season!

‘How could I compare myself to [Lionel] Messi, Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo? They’ve got completely different characteristics to me. But, I repeat, it depends on the criteria.’