Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole said that he believes Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante should have won the 2021 Ballon d’Or after helping Thomas Tuchel and Co. in winning the Champions League. France Football declared Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi as the winner of last year’s Ballon d’Or award in December. Former Chelsea attacker Cole however believes that Kante was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or.
“I’m going to go with a Chelsea player, having won the Champions League, and say N’Golo Kante. He was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or. I’ve watched him week in, week out and his influence on the team is outstanding. He has missed large chunks of the season through injury and he has been missed. When he has played, he has been outstanding.” Said Cole.