Chelsea's Mendy reacts to Ballon d'Or snub: 'If I had played for France...would we have this debate?'

 The Senegal international made a great start to life at Stamford Bridge last season and his performances helped the Blues win a European title

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy thinks he could have made the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist if he were a France international.

He was the first African goalkeeper to play in the European competition final since 1985 and he kept nine clean sheets in the tournament last campaign - the most ever by a goalkeeper in his debut campaign.

Despite his fine displays for Chelsea, Mendy was not recognised for the prestigious individual honour for the best players in the world and he has reacted to the snub.