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The stat that proves Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy was wrongfully overlooked for the Ballon d’Or

The stat that proves Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy was wrongfully overlooked for the Ballon d’Or

Fury as Mendy overlooked for Ballon d’Or

When the list of Ballon d’Or nominees was released, 5 Chelsea players found their names on the list, but shot-stopper Edouard Mendy was not one of them.

The Senegalese goalkeeper had a stellar campaign last time out, making some crucial saves on the way to Champions League glory, and can feel rightly hard done by not to have made the cut. His teammates at club and national level felt the same, with Kalidou Koulibaly saying:

“We have to do double the work to be well evaluated. It is a shame that Edouard is not one of the nominees. He is the first African goalkeeper to win the Champions League. We have to keep working. He is a very personable person. positive. I’ve already talked to him about this and he will continue to fight to be there. For me, he deserved to have a place in the 30”

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane also chimed in, claiming:

“It’s inadmissible. I don’t understand it. It’s regrettable”.

Before Antonio Rudiger became the most recent to show his bemusement:

Stat emerges that proves his brilliance

There are multiple stats that show Chelsea’s defensive prowess, of which Mendy is undoubtedly a part.

Of course, clean sheets are not always a fair metric to judge a goalkeeper by, given the importance of the defence in front of them.

However, there is one stat that proves, more than anything else, that Mendy’s name should have been on the nominees list for the Ballon d’Or this year, and it comes by virtue of his goals prevented this season.

Following his heroics against Brentford, it has emerged that Mendy has prevented 3.1 goals (having conceded 3 from an expected goals of 6.1), which compounds his heroics from last season’s Champions League run.

Even though he was ultimately not nominated, it is clear that as of right now, Edouard Mendy is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.


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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

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Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
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