Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Chelsea contend for European Awards

The Chelsea Targetman who was sensational last season and has started the new campaign with a bang has been nominated for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award.  Meanwhile, the Chelsea boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has also won a nomination for the World Coach of the Year.

Didier Drogba scored 29 league goals last season finishing with a second half hattrick against a Wigan side that were thrased 8-0 on the day. The Ivorian also represented his nation at the World Cup. He finished above in the charts compared to his Manchester United counter part, Wayne Rooney.

Carlo Ancelotti has been nominated along side Vincente Del Bosque, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. Del Bosque won the 2010 World Cup guiding Spain to victory in South Africa. Whereas, Manchester United boss managed to win the Carling Cup in 2010 with his Manchester United side. Arsene Wenger on the other hand was nominated despite leading Arsenal to 6 trophy-less years.

One might feel that Carlo Ancelotti is in the front running for the award after guiding Chelsea to their first ever double in their history. Winning the FA Cup and the Premier League title in his first season. Also becoming the first ever foreign coach to do the double.

Didier Drogba otherwise might be deemed as a Dark horse in the race for the award which also has Lionel Messi and several members of the Spain world cup winning squad. Didier Drogba having led Chelsea to the FA Cup, scoring the winning goal, is a fans favorite but will have to do more than that to win the award.

Chelsea fans will hope that Chelsea does a clean sweep of the awards; however, there are serious contenders that our Chelsea men will have to get through first.