Premier League fans – with the exception of Chelsea – have reacted badly to seeing Blues duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount make the 30-man Ballon d’Or list.
However, the inclusion of Mount and Azpilicueta at the detriment of other players in similar positions that didn’t make the list has left fans of rival clubs in some form of disbelief.
Obviously, fans of the west London club have the right to defend their players but even some of the Chelsea faithful have been shocked by seeing the aforementioned duo included in the list.
Here is some of the best reaction on social media from fans of rival Premier League clubs.
Spurs fan @THFC_Fusion has asked: ‘What is Mount doing there?’
@babikerrr similarly questioned: ‘Mason Mount? this sport is finished.’
@FiercestCheetah was left in disbelief at the list: ‘no kimmich or goretzka but mason mount? haha.’
Another Tottenham fan in the form of @SonaldoGoat tweeted: ‘Mahrez and mount over son [followed by five crying emojis].’
Talk then turned towards the Spanish defender with Man City fan @mcfcdias making his views clear on the list: ‘I stopped reading at Azpilicueta.’
Finally, @SamJGollings put: ‘No way is Azpilicueta on the list ahahaha.’
Many fans of the Stamford Bridge club will say that these rival fans don’t understand the brilliance of the pair, especially considering the important roles they played in the Champions League title success towards the latter stages of last season.
The fact that five Chelsea players are in the list just demonstrates the brilliant season the club had after a disastrous start to the 2020/21 campaign under Blues legend Frank Lampard.
You can read the full 30-man nomination link for this year’s award here.