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today at 19:52 Jorginho not even the best player at Chelsea, never mind third best in the world Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho shouldn't be in the top three of Ballon d'Or voting as he's not the best player for either his club or country. today at 19:42 Stats show Chelsea don't need Lukaku, but Tuchel will still start him if fit Chelsea are set to receive a welcome boost in attack after Thomas Tuchel confirmed star striker Romelu Lukaku 'is ready for more minutes' following his injury. today at 19:06 Mbappe compared to Messi at 22 shows PSG star is also set for multiple Ballon d'Ors One of the undoubted highlights of Lionel Messi's seventh Ballon d'Or win was the look on teammate Kylian Mbappe's face when it was revealed that he had finished ninth in the running. today at 18:16 Kennedy was a 'mountain of a man' on Liverpool left after starring as Arsenal striker Liverpool legends Mark Lawrenson and Phil Neal have paid tribute to former teammate Ray Kennedy following his death, aged 70. today at 18:05 How do Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi compare in 2021? Lionel Messi pipped Robert Lewandowski to the 2021 Ballon d'Or, but how do the Paris Saint-Germain seven-time winner and Bayern Munich's record-breaking marksman, named Striker of the Year, compare over the calendar year? today at 18:04 Lionel Messi taken ill after winning record-breaking seventh Ballon d'Or Lionel Messi is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 fixture against Nice after falling ill in the wake of his Ballon d'Or triumph during Monday's ceremony today at 18:00 The mad summer transfer window when 13 stars arrived at Chelsea under Ranieri There will be a reunion at Vicarage Road on Wednesday night when Claudio Ranieri welcomes Chelsea for the midweek Premier League clash. today at 17:13 Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or triumph turns Johan Cruyff prophecy into reality Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or a record seven times... nearly a decade after Johan Cruyff predicted he would make history today at 17:10 'Ray twatted him' - Kennedy defended Arsenal pals when Lazio players kicked off Tensions were already high between Arsenal and Lazio's players when they were forced to meet for a post-match meal in 1970. today at 17:08 Man Utd fans slammed for "celebrating mediocrity" amid Solskjaer banner plans Solskjaer was sacked as Manchester United manager just over a week ago, but Red Devils supporters intend to pay tribute to the Norwegian at their Premier League clash with Arsenal today at 16:28 Kylian Mbappe sends cryptic Ballon d'Or message hinting at Real Madrid transfer Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe appears to have sent a cryptic transfer message over his future at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony this week with Real Madrid looming today at 16:13 Ronaldo sends message from Man Utd training ground after Ballon d'Or snub Manchester United forward Ronaldo sat out the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris as PSG's Lionel Messi won the individual award for a record seventh time today at 15:56 Real Madrid 'ready to take advantage' of Rudiger's Chelsea standoff The Chelsea and Germany defender is out of contract next summer, and could be free to talk to potential suitors as soon as January if his situation is not resolved today at 15:46 Tributes pour in for former Arsenal and Liverpool star Ray Kennedy, who dies aged 70 Former Arsenal and Liverpool player Ray Kennedy has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. today at 15:42 Bayern Munich face playing behind closed doors again due to Germany Covid spike As Germany's Covid cases soar, Bavaria's Prime Minister has taken matters into his own hands by insisting Bayern Munich play home matches behind closed doors today at 15:42 Roberto Mancini becomes 'wildcard' to be Man Utd's next permanent manager Ex-Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini could be Ralf Rangnick's permanent successor as Manchester United manager, having emerged as a surprise candidate at Old Trafford today at 15:39 Man Utd stars arrive for training as Rangnick dealt blow ahead of Arsenal Caretaker Carrick is aiming to extend United's unbeaten run to three games as the Manchester club prepare for the arrival of new interim manager Ralf Rangnick today at 15:38 talkSPORT EDGE's super computer predicts the next decade of Ballon d'Or winners Lionel Messi was awarded the Ballon d'Or award on Monday night for the second year in a row and for a record breaking seventh time. today at 15:37 Adeyemi faces five-way transfer battle in January - but Man Utd option emerges The German striker has enjoyed a sensational start to the season, scoring 15 goals and three assists in just 25 appearances in all competitions - and he has plenty of admirers today at 15:10 Saul Niguez and Bryan Gil among the most expensive out-of-favour players in Europe Spaniards not playing much in England today at 15:06 Guardiola issues stern warning to Jack Grealish about form amid "trouble" threat Jack Grealish joined Man City for a British record £100million from Aston Villa in the summer but has only struck two goals in 15 appearances and has missed the last three games through injury today at 15:04 Liverpool legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70 following Parkinson's battle Liverpool icon Kennedy made 393 appearances for the Reds, scoring 72 goals and winning 11 major trophies during his time at Anfield, while he also featured for Arsenal and Swansea City Liverpool footballer Ray Kennedy in action against Leicester City at Filbert Street in 1980. today at 14:53 Watford v Chelsea live stream and team news: Blues face former boss Ranieri Premier League leaders Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways when they make the trip to Watford on Wednesday. today at 14:47 Mendy's Ballon d'Or snub sparks accusations of African disrespect at awards Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy missed out on the Lev Yashin award at the Ballon d'Or last night with Italy and PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma beating him today at 14:20 Mohamed Salah admits Jose Mourinho interference to blame for him leaving Chelsea Mohamed Salah left Chelsea after playing just 19 matches in all competitions before moving on loan to Fiorentina and Roma and eventually becoming one of the world's best players at Liverpool today at 14:16 Eto'o identifies Messi's Ballon d'Or successor "for the next 10 or 15 years" Messi clinched a seventh Ballon d'Or crown at the glitzy ceremony in Paris on Monday night, and his former teammate Eto'o doesn't believe he has to look far for the man who'll follow him today at 14:15 Lewandowski's agent blasts Lionel Messi's "hard to believe" Ballon d'Or victory Robert Lewandowski's agent Pini Zahavi has criticised the "hard to believe" decision to award Lionel Messi the Ballon d'Or award, who it "does not belong to" ahead of his client today at 13:59 Evra recalls story of Sir Alex Ferguson refusing to sit on Man City branded seat Man Utd's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson would never have moved to a rival like Rafa Benitez has in swapping Liverpool for Everton, exemplified by Patrice Evra's story today at 13:42 Defoe removed from Rangers coaching duties by new boss Van Bronckhorst Former England striker Defoe had taken on player-coach duties under Steven Gerrard when he extended his contract with the Scottish Premiership champions today at 13:26 Ralf Rangnick work permit delay explained and how long Man Utd must wait Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ralf Rangnick but he will not be in the dugout for Thursday's Premier League match against Arsenal due to Post-Brexit work permit rules