Speculations have it that, Chelsea football club's goal keeper, Eduoard Mendy should have made the first list in the players that were nominated for the French Ballon D'or award and that is true. Because his (Mendy's) exclusion made the Ballon D'or list incomplete.
The past lists of the Ballon D'or's nominees have in one way or the other, included goalkeepers that performed greatly in the previous seasons in their various clubs. The likes of Neuer of Bayern Munich and Becker of Liverpool were once nominated for the Ballon D'or award in time past relative to their top forms and performances for their various clubs in time past.
Chelsea football club's manager, Thomas Tuchel might have said that he is not concerned that Mendy wasn't nominated but in his mind and reality, he is deeply concerned because Mendy deserved to make the list based on his brilliant performances for Chelsea football club last season.
Here are two reasons why Mendy should have been nominated:
1. Mendy performed on top form in his first season on a top club and in a tough league: The English premier league is no doubt one of the most tough leagues in the world. And Chelsea is one of the top clubs in the world that is filled with many pressures courtesy of the strict rules of the owner, Abrahamovic and his high demands from his manager and players. Mendy overcomed all these pressures and greatly adapted to the premier league competition becoming one of the best goalkeepers in the premier league. Something most goalkeepers that came to Chelsea were unable to achieve.
2. His award as UEFA best goalkeeper of the season should have given him a chance to be nominated: Mendy's excellent performances in the last UEFA champions league competition earned him an award which should have been enough evidence for his (Mendy's) qualification and nomination into the Ballon D'or list. Because Mendy also played a major role in the last Chelsea's UEFA champions league glory as he (Mendy) performed greatly and kept many cleansheets by his great saves, helping Chelsea football club to their second UEFA champions league trophy's acquisition.
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