N’Golo Kante is tipped to win the Ballon d’Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
N’Golo Kante is touted to win the Ballon d’Or following his magnificent performance in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph against Man City.
On a fantastic night in Portugal, the hardworking midfielder was everywhere for Thomas Tuchel’s side as they lifted the title for the second time.
Against Pep Guardiola’s players, he had five tackles, two interceptions, and two blocks, with only Reece James having more pressures as the French ace gave his all for the cause.
He had received the MOTM prize in both semi-final legs against Real Madrid and also in the final, something very unique for a defensive midfielder.
In five years Kante managed to win Premier League with two different clubs, he won World Cup with France, Europa League, and Uefa Champions League with Chelsea.
Does he stand a change in winning it?
He is now ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who both have yet to win a league title this season.
According to the odds, only Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski are ahead of him in the race.
Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes of the Premier League and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund are regarded competitors.
2021 Ballon d’Or odds
- Kylian Mbappe – 9/4
- Robert Lewandowski – 9/2
- N’Golo Kante – 5/1
- Lionel Messi – 7/1
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 10/1
- Kevin De Bruyne – 10/1
- Bruno Fernandes – 14/1
- Erling Haaland – 20/1
*The odds on May 31, 2021 from Betfair