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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Chelsea fans furious after Edouard Mendy & Gianluigi Donnarumma decision at Ballon d'Or ceremony

  Some Chelsea supporters have been left "furious" with Edouard Mendy coming second to Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Yashin Award r...

 

Some Chelsea supporters have been left "furious" with Edouard Mendy coming second to Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Yashin Award rankings. Donnarumma just pipped Mendy to the award for the best goalkeeper in the world for 2021, after both shot-stoppers enjoyed fine years.

The Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper enjoyed an outstanding debut season in English football - keeping 16 clean sheets in 31 league appearances last season and helping his side win the UEFA Champions League trophy back in May.

However, Donnarumma has also been in fine form over the past 12 months - with the now Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper starring for Italy in their Euros triumph over the summer. Some Chelsea supporters, when taking to social media after the rankings were announced, feel as if Mendy has been "robbed", with the majority of fans left annoyed.



Mendy, 29, spoke before the ceremony to BBC Sport Africa, via BBC Sport, and revealed that he was confident that he would be announced as the winner of the prestigious award.

He said: "Of course I think I can win it. (If I do win it) I think it would be something I would have deserved. It is something I have worked so hard to get, so it would be a great pride given my journey."

Mendy has been fantastic since signing for Chelsea in the summer of 2020 from Rennes - and Joe Cole believes he has completely transformed the Blues following his arrival. When asked to compare Mendy to Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Cole said:

"You're comparing him (Mendy) with the best in the world and he's standing on the shoulders of giants. "We still need to see him for another year to say he's one of the best but he's definitely one of the best. You have to get the goalkeeper right, Chelsea have gone from there to Champions League winners. "Chelsea have played all the big guns, so he's more than done his job. If he goes away with his national team and we miss him, the level could affect Chelsea."

Mendy is likely to be back in action for Chelsea on Wednesday evening as the Blues travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford, before a trip to West Ham United just a few days later.

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