Opinion: Werner could be Chelsea's Martinez alongside Lukaku

Chelsea will have to play much better than they did against Brentford if they are to win this season’s Premier League title. Thomas Tuchel’s side got the 1-0 win they needed to return to the top of the table, but not many in blue left the Brentford Community Stadium having played their best football.

However, the performance of Timo Werner surely gave Tuchel food for thought. While the German international failed to score or assist, the way he was deployed as one-half of a front two hinted at how he could be used this season. One wonders if Tuchel spent the international break watching tapes of how Inter got the best out of Romelu Lukaku.

Indeed, the role Werner played for Chelsea against Brentford was similar to the one Lautaro Martinez performed to great effect alongside Lukaku when the pair were the most devastating strike partnership in Italian football. While Lukaku was the one who primarily provided the finishing touch in front of goal, Martinez offered movement and spatial awareness around him.

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In binary terms, Lukaku has delivered for Chelsea this season, scoring three goals in six Premier League appearances since making the £98m return to Stamford Bridge in the summer window. However, the Belgian striker has grown increasingly isolated as Chelsea have looked to him as an orthodox frontman to hit with long balls and crosses.

Manchester United fell into this trap when Lukaku was at the club, seeing the Belgian for his physical attributes rather than his technical capacity as an all-round forward. Antonio Conte demonstrated how to harness Lukaku and this is why Tuchel’s recent deployment of Werner as a strike partner for his £98m striker is notable. Werner could be Chelsea’s Martinez.

Even as Chelsea got the job done against an impressive Brentford side who have hit the ground running in the Premier League this season, they showed many of the faults that have hindered them in recent weeks. Primarily, Tuchel’s team are currently lacking in creativity and invention – they don’t forge as many goal scoring chances as a side with their attacking talent should, registering just five shots.

But this is partly why Werner, who scored twice for Germany over the international break, has grown in stature of late. He possesses a different skill set to everyone else around him. Werner gives Tuchel another route to goal, another way to create space and open up opponents. The German might be unpolished in some of his output, but Chelsea would be a weaker squad without him.

Timo Werner for Chelsea against Brentford in the Premier League.

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There is still a sense that Tuchel is working out the best system for Chelsea as an attacking outfit. Lukaku was signed to give the European champions the cutting edge they lacked at times last season, but there is now an acknowledgement that the Belgian can’t simply be dropped into the side and expected to do it all on his own.

Against Brentford, Werner did a lot to break in behind and provide Chelsea’s midfielders with an option. Even when he didn’t receive the pass, the German gave the opposition defence something else to think about. Werner drew defenders away from Lukaku in much the same way Martinez used to for Inter. Tuchel might not wish to remember much about Saturday’s win over Brentford, but this is one thing he should keep in mind.

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'It's too early' – Tuchel not distracted by Premier League title talk

Thomas Tuchel is not getting carried away by Chelsea’s position at the top of the Premier League, saying it is too early to be talking about title challenges.

The Blues have made an excellent start to the season, and a battling win at Brentford on Saturday lifted them back above Liverpool after eight games of the season.

Liverpool were deeply impressive in routing Watford – and are the only side with an unbeaten record – while Manchester City are two points adrift of Chelsea.

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Tuchel is happy with Chelsea’s start to the season, but is not looking too far ahead.

“Better to be there [top of the table] than the other way around but it is too early and way too many teams who are close,” Tuchel said.

With every draw or loss you can lose positions, this is not the main point in October.

“I am happy with our game against Southampton and today, we needed luck in the last 20 minutes but I am happy with the energy.”

Ben Chilwell’s goal secured the win, but the performance of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy drew praise as he made a string of brilliant saves to keep Chelsea in front.

Five Chelsea players are on the Ballon d’Or shortlist, and Tuchel feels Mendy should have been a sixth.

“It’s more important that he performs like this than being on any list,” Tuchel said. “I hope it doesn’t bother him too much. I wish we could be on the list as a whole team because we won it as a team. If we have five or six names it does not matter.”

Romelu Lukaku drew another blank, his sixth Chelsea game in a row without goal, but Tuchel is not concerned by the lack of end product.

“I am not concerned and he was isolated because we were defending as a block too deep,” the Chelsea coach said. “That was the problem today. But I have no concerns, the best thing is he scores. He is very unselfish at the moment looking for Timo. When we had him in the situation he was in an offside position.”

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Chilwell gives Chelsea victory over Brentford in tight clash

Ben Chilwell’s goal on the stroke of half time was enough to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory in the West London derby at Brentford, but Thomas Tuchel’s side had to survive an onslaught in the last twenty minutes to hold on.

Twice Brentford were the width of the goal post from hitting the target as Bryan Mbeumo hit the post in each half.

This disappointment did not quell Brentford’s spirit and the Bees piled on the pressure in the last quarter of the match with Eduoard Mendy making fantastic point blank saves from Saman Ghoddas and Jansson and then tipping over the bar from Christian Norgaard in injury time to keep the Blues in front.

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The goal, well worthy of winning any match, came after Pontus Jansson, under pressure from Romelu Lukaku, cleared N’Golo Kante’s cross to the edge of the area where the England left back on the volley scored his third goal in as many games.


Yes, Chelsea had an unfamiliar looking back three with Trevoh Chabolah and Malang Sarr either side of Andreas Christensen but even with a full-strength defence they would have struggled against the Brentford onslaught in the second half. After a difficult first half when Brentford had the best chances but Chelsea most of the play, the Blues dominated the early minutes after the break and a fairly comfortable victory could have been foreseen. Not a bit of it. The belief Thomas Frank’s players have in themselves is immense and the way they laid siege to Chelsea’s goal in the last 20 minutes a that easily could have seen them come away with three points let alone one. Many new grounds are criticised for a sanitised atmosphere but the Brentford Community Stadium is a cauldron which only adds to the intensity this wholehearted side plays with and the difficulty away teams have in dealing with them.


Even though he was awarded the goalkeeper of the season last year by UEFA for his exploits in the Champions League, it still feels like Mendy may be a little underrated. There cannot have been a more English test for the Senegal international goalkeeper than the launching of long throws and corners into the box but if anyone left doubted his capability to excel in these circumstance, he allayed them here.

His reactions to get to the dropping ball to smother efforts at goal were exceptional, as was his tip over the bar in injury time. Mendy’s distribution may not be at the level of the Brazilian goalkeepers at Liverpool and Manchester City but if Chelsea are to be denied the Premier League title by one of these sides it will not be due to the difference between the sticks.


Brentford: Raya 7, Zanka 6, Pinnock 7, Jansson 6; Canos 6, Jensen 7, Norgaard 7, Onyeka 6, Henry 6; Mbuemo 6, Toney 6.

Subs: Forss 7, Ghoddas 7

Chelsea: Mendy 9*, Chalobah 6, Christensen 6, Sarr 6; Azpilicueta 6, Loftus-Cheek 7, Kovacic 6, Kante 7, Chilwell 7; Werner 6, Lukaku 6.

Subs: Mount 6, Havertz 6, James 6.


21′ OFF THE POST! There is some pinball in the area and then Mbeumo shoots against the post.

45+1′ GOAL FOR CHELSEA! A fine finish on the half-volley from Chilwell after Azpilicueta’s cross towards Lukaku is cleared to the edge of the box by Jansson where the England full back rifled the ball into the top corner.

75′ OFF THE POST! Mbeumo hits the post again! Forss managed to poke the ball beyond the Chelsea defence for him and Mendy was beaten but it came back off the post.

84′ A diagonal ball is inadvertently flicked by Sarr towards Ghoddas at the far post but his effort is blocked by Mendy and then Forss squeezes the ball goalwards and Cholobah clears off the line.

87′ It is all Brentford. The ball falls to Jansson four yards out and he looks certain to score but Mendy denied him with a superb block with his head.

90+3′ Wonderful overhead kick from Norgaard but Mendy again is equal to a Brentford effort and tips over the bar.


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'Does anybody ask us?' – Tuchel frustrated with international break

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has voiced frustration with the international schedule after revealing he will be without four players for the meeting with Brentford.

CONMEBOL’s decision to extend their window by an extra day means Chelsea will not be able to call on Brazil defender Thiago Silva against the Bees.

Tuchel also confirmed Antonio Rudiger, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech will also be absent.

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“Of course I’m not happy but I knew it before so there’s nothing new,” Tuchel said. “I got used to a lot of stuff in the international breaks and this is how it is nowadays.

Are we coaches happy about it and the amount of games our players play for their countries? No, we are not. Does anybody ask us? No, also not and does it change anything? Also not so I don’t get down because of this.

“Toni Rudiger is injured. He came back injured from his national team so is also not available. Christian Pulisic is still injured and not available.

“We have some doubts with Hakim Ziyech. He missed the last two training sessions with a headache and it seems that he’s not with the squad tomorrow.”

While critical of the international break, Tuchel feels the top players are being asked to play too many games and says it is detracting from the sport.

“I think it’s too many games and too many competitions for the top players in the clubs,” Tuchel said. “The game is for the players and for the spectators, and the spectators want to have the top players on the pitch. They want them fit, healthy, hungry and you cannot always provide it if you play so many games in so many different competitions.”

Chelsea went into the international break at the top of the Premier League, one point clear of Liverpool.


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Parker's Picks: Spurs to spoil Newcastle party, Leicester to beat Man Utd

With plenty of exciting Premier League games to look forward to this weekend, Paul Parker has delivered his verdict on how arguably the three biggest games will go.

Fourth-placed Manchester United take on Leicester, who sit 13th, and top-of-the-table Chelsea travel to Brentford later on Saturday while the pressure has eased on Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham as he takes his side to Newcastle.

Check out Parker’s predictions below…

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Leicester v Manchester United – Sat 15:00

Manchester United won’t have Raphael Varane or Harry Maguire, so you’re talking Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly maybe which is very erratic. They’re not organised at best.

We know Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely start this game, or else we could be talking about another new manager at United.

Jadon Sancho has to start as well – if you chase him for that long, you play him, and if there are any doubts you get that out the way by playing him. You pay five grand for a car you drive it straight away, you don’t keep it in the garage.

But this away run has to stop. It’s ridiculous, because at home they’re poor. I’m going Leicester to win, it’ll be close but sometimes when a run is ended it can be emphatic.

Prediction: Leicester 2-1 Manchester United

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Brentford v Chelsea – Sat 17:30

Brentford will look at that as their big London derby, that is a big one as it is for Queens Park Rangers and Fulham, trying to beat Chelsea.

Brentford being at home, the way Chelsea are, they’re not killing anyone off, but somewhere along the line Brentford have got to lose again eventually – they’ve only lost one Premier League game so far to Brighton, and drew with Liverpool.

I’ll go for an away win. Brentford were great at West Ham, I didn’t like their gamesmanship at times – the way they go about things – but I think Chelsea have enough to win that match.

Prediction: Brentford 0-2 Chelsea

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Newcastle v Tottenham – Sun 16:30

That’s going to be Newcastle’s biggest game of the season. We know that every seat is going to be taken, they’re going to be screaming and shouting, and there’s going to be parties on the terraces – should that be in the seats.

We don’t know if Steve Bruce is going to be there, that would maybe be a tough day for him being the professional he is, and for a lot of the players it’s not going to be that enjoyable because a lot of them will be looking at their careers and wondering if they’re going to be wanted by a lot of these fans in the future.

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For Tottenham, it’s going to be even tougher, all they can do is go there and be party poopers. There’s every chance of that happening the way things are.

Newcastle fans will have that bounce but maybe that won’t translate to the players, and I’m going to go for an away win. They’ve been poor, Harry Kane as poor again against Hungary, but I think they have enough to win the game.

Prediction: Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham

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Pernille Harder saves Chelsea again – The Warm-Up


Harder: Better, Faster, Stronger

Pound for pound, chance for chance, goal for goal, inexplicable defensive hiccup for inexplicable defensive hiccup, there cannot be a better side to watch right now than Emma Hayes’s Chelsea. For the neutral, that is. For Chelsea supporters it looks incredibly stressful, even with all the winning.

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But where there’s Pernille Harder, there’s hope. Over the last couple of weeks Chelsea’s most expensive player has almost proved to be the club’s… clutchiest? Most clutch? Quite an awkward word, “clutch”. Let’s say “most likely to intervene at a crucial moment in decisive fashion”. Much better.

A 92nd minute equaliser against Wolfsburg last week. An 83rd minute opener against Leicester at the weekend. And last night, in Turin, she popped up in the 69th minute to score the winner. Good players score goals. Great players score important goals. Clutch players score important goals at precisely the right time.

And neatly enough, the winner against Juventus was a perfect illustration of this strange quality of being clutch. Of clutchness. Because at no point in the entire move is the ball where anybody expects it to be. Fran Kirby fires the ball into Sam Kerr’s feet but it’s a little too hard, and the ball bobbles up into a defender, then back into Kerr’s path. She nudges it into position and shoots, but that gets blocked, and the ball screws back through the penalty area.

At this moment there are five Juventus defenders in the heart of the box, four of whom aren’t sprawling on the floor. There are two more arriving on the edge. There’s Kirby and Kerr, and the goalkeeper, making ten people in the penalty area who don’t know where the ball is going. And then there’s Harder, who knows, and who scores.

It looks like magic, just a little bit. Some uncanny knack that lets her see just a few seconds into the future. We’re guessing it’s not actually magic, otherwise (a) that’s probably cheating, and (b) Wolfsburg really should have held out for a bit more cash. It’s just that happy blend of talent, training and cleverness that all excellent attacking players have, that allows them first to interpret space, then to exploit it. To find it and to use it, before anybody else has even noticed it’s there.

You can take the broader picture as you like. A team that regularly needs bailing out in such fashion may not be a good team, in several important ways, and is certainly a more vulnerable one. One quiet Harder performance, one turned ankle, and all that clutchitude is gone. One the other hand, that is the point of having really good players: they do really good things and win football matches.

Let’s split the difference. If Chelsea are searching for control — a predictable, systemic, repeatable way of winning football matches — then they haven’t found it yet. But while that search goes on, the weight of quality is such that the results keep coming, the games are great fun to watch, and everybody gets to admire the ineffable clutchiosity of Pernille Harder.

We Believe In You, Claudio

You’ll have your own thoughts on whether Watford’s free-wheeling hire ’em and fire ’em policy is a sensible way to run a football club. But one definite problem is that the teams never have any time to develop a personality. Just as you’re starting to get the hang of what Vladimir Ivić’s Watford are up to, along comes Xisco Muñoz’s Watford and you have to start all over again. It’s all so transitory.

One way around this problem — and to be fair, it’s not really a problem for Watford — is to appoint somebody that comes, as it were, pre-loved. Like Claudio Ranieri. Who doesn’t just win league titles he’s got absolutely no right to be winning, but comes out and says things like:

Football is my life. If I feel good, if I feel emotion, if I feel I have enough energy to give to my players, I want to continue.

He’s not even picked a team, but suddenly the whole world — except maybe Luton — feels that little bit warmer about Watford’s endeavours. Such is the nature of Ranieri, who seems a pleasant man hurled into a shark-infested business, trying to smile the whole way through. The pizzas! The opera! The dilly-ding, dilly-dong! The getting brutally sacked so that José Mourinho can come in and smother the Premier League in a cloud of deepest evil! It all adds up.

That line comes from a conversation with the BBC about longevity, in which Ranieri says he’s got Roy Hodgson’s record as oldest Premier League manager in his sights. “Why not?” he asks. “I am so young. I don’t feel [my age].” Ranieri, who turns 70 next week, will need to keep going for another four years to pass Hodgson, and we wish him nothing but the very best of luck.

He’ll need it. Winning the title with Leicester, at odds of many thousands to one? Unlikely. Very unlikely. But staying manager at Watford for more than four years? That truly is an impossible dream.


Alphonso Davies is absurd. Absolutely absurd. Obviously this doesn’t count as a goal from inside his own half but, well, that’s where he starts sprinting.

Incidentally, Canada’s men’s team haven’t made it to a World Cup since 1986. Still some way to go in the CONCACAF process, but last night’s big win over Panama — that Davies goal was the second of four — puts them back in the automatic qualifying spots behind Mexico and USA. It’s threatening to get a little bit historical.


Since we’re talking about Watford today, here’s a lovely little montage of their rise from the Fourth Division to the First, back when shorts were short and pitches were sand. Includes, as is obligatory, John Barnes being brilliant and Elton John wearing a powerful jacket. Aspiring Youtube montage makers take note: Kate Bush works really well for this sort of thing.


Following on from the arrests at Wembley on Tuesday night, the Guardian have an interesting piece from Tomasz Mortimer on the historical roots of Hungarian football violence and the rise of the black-shirted Carpathian Brigade.

The Carpathian Brigade soon became a victim of its own success. For many years it was able to keep its members in check, but as the group grew, so did the trouble. Games against fierce rivals Romania in 2013 and 2014 saw coordinated violence, and at Euro 2016 the Carpathian Brigade made headlines around Europe for the first time after clashing with stewards during the game against Iceland in Marseille.


Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Lyon and defending champions Barcelona are all in action in the Champions League. And we round off the international break with a couple of CONMEBOL qualifiers: Bolivia vs. Paraguay and Colombia vs. Ecuador.

Here tomorrow for more clutching at straws, it’ll be Andi Thomas again

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Harder nets winner as Chelsea beat Juventus

Chelsea produced a brilliant team performance to claim a 2-1 win at Juventus in the Women’s Champions League.

After drawing with Wolfsburg in their opening game, the trip to Turin was of huge importance.

Emma Hayes’ side took the lead just past the half-hour mark, as Erin Cuthbert drove infield from the right and space opened up for her to slot home.

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Juventus were not behind for long as Barbara Bonansea fired home an excellent volley with her right foot after racing onto a deep cross.

Chelsea harried and hassled their opponents and were rewarded with the winner on 69 minutes.

The Blues won possession in their own half and swept forward. Juventus got players back, but a fortuitous ricochet took the ball into the path of Pernille Harder who lashed home.

Wolfsburg thrashed Servette 5-0, and the German side are level on points at the top of Group A with Chelsea.

Paris Saint-Germain continued their impressive start to the season with a 5-0 mauling of Zhytlobud-1.

The French champions have yet to concede a goal this season, and that record was extended on Wednesday.

Canadian forward Jordyn Huitema was the star attraction, with her first-half hat-trick setting PSG on their way to three points.

The first came as she beat the goalkeeper at the near post after pinching possession on the byline.

The second was a close-range header, with the third a simple finish following brilliant wing play from Kadidiatou Diani.

The win leaves PSG level at the top of Group B with Real Madrid on six points, after the Spanish side eased to a 5-0 victory over Breidablik. Caroline Moeller Hansen helped herself to a hat-trick in the first half.


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Opinion: Nostalgia the only reason Chelsea would re-sign Hazard

Every so often, Real Madrid are afforded a glimpse of the player Eden Hazard used to be. The player they paid a club record €115m fee for two years ago. That’s all they have so far got for their money, though. Signed to be the club’s next ‘Galactico,’ Hazard hasn’t been able to live up to his billing in the Spanish capital.

In fact, Hazard has underwhelmed to such an extent that recent reports in Spain claim Real Madrid would be willing to let the 30-year-old leave in the next transfer window with El Nacional reporting Chelsea have already explored the option of taking the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge.

The temptation to put Hazard in a blue shirt again is understandable. Along with Didier Drogba, he has arguably been the brightest star of the Roman Abramovich era at Stamford Bridge. Not only this, Hazard earned himself a reputation as one of the best of the Premier League era while at Chelsea.

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However, Chelsea would be foolish to give in to this temptation. They don’t need Hazard and the return of the Belgian to the club could potentially unsettle Thomas Tuchel’s team. The risk of signing Hazard would be greater than the reward for a side competing on all fronts for major honours this season.

That Real Madrid are seemingly so open to the notion of selling Hazard on the cheap (reports state Real Madrid want as little as €40m for Hazard) should raise some red flags. While the 30-year-old has been given some leeway due to his misfortune with injuries over the last two years, that is no longer an excuse he can fall back on. Hazard has been fit this season and has still failed to make much of an impression.

There have been some signs of a potential partnership with Karim Benzema, the player Hazard was signed to play alongside with in the first place. However, Benzema’s understanding with Vinicius Junior is stronger than it is with Hazard. Marco Asensio and Rodrygo have also done more to earn a Real Madrid starting spot this season.

Injuries have robbed Hazard of the acceleration that used to see him brush past opposition defenders at will. The last two years have also affected his confidence with Hazard frequently too passive in the way he attacks – Real Madrid bought Hazard to be a driving force, but there isn’t much drive to his game now.

It’s not as if Chelsea have an open spot in their squad for Hazard to fill either. Tuchel is already spoiled for choice in attack with Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech on the books at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea already have too many attackers, particularly wide forwards.

Eden Hazard during a match for Real Madrid.

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At 30, there is still plenty of time for Hazard to rediscover his groove again. Increasingly, it feels like the Belgian will have to leave Real Madrid to enjoy a late career renaissance, but this doesn’t necessarily make Chelsea the right place for him to achieve this. Hazard needs game time and he certainly wouldn’t be guaranteed this at Stamford Bridge such is the squad depth at the club right now.

Nostalgia is a powerful force – just see how it motivated Manchester United to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. Hazard’s return would thrill the Stamford Bridge crowd who still remember what the Belgian did for Chelsea in his first stint at the club. However, a winning team would be an even bigger crowd-pleaser and Hazard wouldn’t help in this regard. Nostalgia won’t take Chelsea any closer to the Premier League title.


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'It's a real shame' – Koulibaly says Mendy deserved Ballon d’Or nomination

Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has expressed his disappointment that Senegal team-mate Edouard Mendy did not get shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or.

The only goalkeeper on the 30-man shortlist is Gianluigi Donnarumma, who played a key role in Italy’s Euro 2020 victory.

But Koulibaly thinks Mendy should be included after he helped Chelsea win the Champions League last season.

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“It’s a real shame that Edou isn’t one of them. He is the first African goalkeeper to win the Champions League,” said the defender after Senegal’s 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Namibia.

“We must continue to work and move forward. We have to do the double [the work] of some people to be well judged.

“Edou is a very positive person. We talked about it together. He will continue to fight to be part of it. For me, he has a place among these 30 players.”

Chelsea and Manchester City are the clubs with the most nominees (five), followed by PSG (four), Juventus, Manchester United, Inter and Real Madrid (two).

Lionel Messi, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are expected to be the leading contenders for the award, along with Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.



Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)


Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

Simon Kjær (AC Milan)

Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

Ruben Dias (Manchester City)


N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

Mason Mount (Chelsea)

Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

Pedri (Barcelona)

Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

Jorginho (Chelsea)

Phil Foden (Manchester City)


Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Lionel Messi (PSG)

Neymar (PSG)

Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)

Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)


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