It won’t be out of place if Chelsea midfielder N’GoloKante wins the prestigious Ballon d’Or Award this year according to former Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker Louis Saha. Former French national team attacker Louis Saha talked about his compatriot and the Ballon d’Or Award in a chat with Gambling Deals. Saha revealed that Blues midfielder Kante would deserve the Ballon d’Or Award if he’s named the recipient later this year.


Louis Saha was asked about Kante winning the Ballon d’Or Award ahead of more popular players like Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. In the defense of Kante, Saha said it’s not easy to win the man-of-the-match award in both legs of the Champions League semifinal and the Champions League final.

French international Kante was named the best player as Chelsea and hosts Real Madrid played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie. He was then named the best player against Real Madrid in the second leg as Chelsea beat the Spanish team 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to seal a Champions League final berth via a 3-1 aggregate victory.

American international Christian Pulisic scored the goal for the Blues against Real Madrid in the first leg, while Frenchman Karim Benzema scored the equaliser for the Spanish team. In the second leg, Timo Werner and Mason Mount scored the goals for Chelsea who booked a final clash with Premier League rivals Manchester City as a result. In the final, Kante was named the best player as he dominated the midfield thus playing a vital role for Chelsea who beat Manchester City 1-0 to secure a second Champions League title. German international Kai Havertz was the recipient of the only goal of the game off the assist from England international Mount.

Kante was not able to transform his club form to the national team as France crashed out at the round of 16 stage at the just concluded Euro 2020 tournament at the hands of Switzerland via penalties after the two teams served up a six-goal thriller.

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