Joe Cole: Chelsea’s Mr Reliable deserves Ballon d’Or nomination

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount was named in the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award.

The 22-year-old had a phenomenal campaign last term and was instrumental as Chelsea went on to win the Champions League.

Former Chelsea ace Joe Cole has hailed Mount as Mr reliable, and believes he deserves his Ballon d’Or nomination.

Cole told The Sun: “All of those young Chelsea players have got their heads screwed on, as players and as people so I don’t think it will make any difference to Mason. That’s nice. Crack on.

“But without doubt he deserves that nomination. He was outstanding last year. He is Mr Reliable, and he doesn’t get enough credit for his maturity on the pitch.

“And then he goes and creates a goal in the Champions League final.”

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