France Football magazine has revealed the Ballon D’or ceremony date and the names of the 30 nominies that may win the award, including two players from Chelsea.
The magazines revealed that the ceremony award will take place on the 7th of December this year exclusively on the French channel, L’Équipe.
Moreover, the 30 nominees list who may win the Ballon D’or included several expected players such as Messi,Ronaldo,Neymar,Suarez, and Griezmann. Also several Premier League players made it to the list such as David De Gea from Manchester United and Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City.
On the other hand, two players from Chelsea made it to the list which are Eden Hazard and N’golo Kante, who won the best player in the Premier League last season, and was one of the main reason Chelsea and Leicester City won the league in the past two years.
However, Cirstiando Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are favorite to win the Ballon D’or as they dominated the award for the past years. Ronaldo has won three trophies this year, Champions League,La Liga, and Super Cup in addition to helping his national team, Portugal, qualify directly to the world cup.
While on the other hand, Messi has won Copa Del Ray with Barcelona, and was the man who got Argentina to the world cup by scoring a hatrick against Ecuador in the decisive match that was a must win for Argentina to qualify for the world cup.