Another Chelsea star emerges as Ballon d’Or contender

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Following Chelsea’s triumph in the Champions League, talks of N’Golo Kante winning the Ballon d’Or this year has been on the increase, as he was extraordinary in the final stages of the Champions League.

Another player who did well in the Champions League and is also now doing well in Euro 2020, is Jorginho. The Chelsea midfielder has been superb for Italy and is one of the competition’s best players so far.

Jorginho is essential to Roberto Mancini’s style in the Italy national team. While he’s not highly regarded in the Premier League, Jorginho is highly rated in Italy and has earned the nickname ‘Professor’, due to his intelligence in the middle of the park.

In fact, Lorenzo Insigne recently admitted that Jorginho is deserving of the Ballon d’Or award.

“‘It is not up to me to say who should win it, but Jorginho would deserve it,” said Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne.

“It’s correct that people are talking about him. He has had some brilliant years at Chelsea and we are proud to have a player like him in our team. We call him the Professor and he is a great player.”

The Ballon d’Or winner this year may not be a clear and obvious choice as there is no one player who has totally dominated the football scene.

Lionel Messi deserves a shout, as he is doing very well in the Copa America, and Bundesliga duo Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski have had a phenomenal year so far.

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