Thiago Silva slams Ballon d’Or snub after Edouard Mendy’s Man of the Match 0-1 display for Chelsea.

Thiago Silva slams Edouard Mendy's Ballon d'Or snub after Man of the Match display for Chelsea
The goalkeeper gave a superb display against Brentford on Saturday (Pictures: Getty)

Thiago Silva has hit out at Chelsea teammate Edouard Mendy’s Ballon d’Or snub after the goalkeeper made a string of brilliant saves in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Brentford.

The Blues took the lead through Ben Chilwell moments before half-time but the second period was a very different affair, with the home side pinning Chelsea inside their own box and creating a host of excellent chances.

But Mendy was equal to all of them, making one particularly brilliant close-range save to deny Pontus Jansson as he secured a superb clean sheet and three valuable points for his team.

Edouard Mendy saves during Brentford v Chelsea - Premier League
Mendy made six saves to deny Brentford on Saturday evening (Picture: Getty)

It was the Senegalese shot-stopper’s 20th clean sheet in 38 Premier League games, while he also recorded a shut-out in the Champions League final against Manchester City at the end of last season.

Yet, despite his outstanding performances since signing for Chelsea, Mendy did not make the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.


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