- Eden Hazard voted into 19th place in the 2017 Ballon D’Or rankings.
- Chelsea and rival fans take to Twitter to fume at the shockingly low position.
- READ MORE: Chelsea legend urges Blues to tie talisman down to contract extension.
Fans have reacted furiously on Twitter after learning Eden Hazard’s shockingly low Ballon D’Or ranking.
France Football revealed on their Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that the Belgium international had been voted into 19th place for the 2017 Ballon D’Or. No, we’re not joking – nineteenth.
Final ranking of Ballon d’Or France Football 2017 :
19th – EDEN HAZARD
— France Football (@francefootball) 7 December 2017
On current form Hazard is comfortably one of the top five players in the world. Not only has he been in stunning form since Antonio Conte opted to shift him into a central position this term, but he also played a starring role in our Premier League title triumph last time around.
N’Golo Kante received the majority of the media adulation, and he was phenomenal throughout the course of the campaign. However, Hazard stepped up time and time again when his side needed him the most and dragged us over the line – just as he did in 2014/15.
It does not appear as though his counterparts in the football world were taking any notice of what Hazard did for us last term, as has been reflected in his bizarre ranking.
Chelsea fans are NOT happy. Here’s how some of the Blues faithful, and even rival fans, reacted on Twitter to the news.
Hate how much bias there is towards Barca/Madrid players. If Hazard belonged to any of these clubs he’d make top 5 minimum and that’s a fact
— R¹⁰ (@MessiZone) 7 December 2017
having a hard time thinking of 18 better players than Eden Hazard but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/nKZByIjWU9
— amadinho gaúcho (@amadoit__) 7 December 2017
Eden Hazard is the 19th best footballer in the world, according to Balon D’or… stop the world, I’m getting off.
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsCFC) 7 December 2017
What an absolute disgrace, he’s 100% top 3 in the world. Complete biased system. https://t.co/BH65xHPhRr
— Mod (@HazardChaos) 7 December 2017
Apparently 18 players have been better than the man who was the main reason why Chelsea won the title this year https://t.co/EHftZePzyo
— َ (@HazardEdition) 7 December 2017
18 footballers better than Hazard? Seriously need to know who runs this stuff.
— Gaúcho (@toccomotion) 7 December 2017
You people don’t understand football, Eden Hazard is top 7 at his worst and top 2 at his best https://t.co/tlbIrh50me
— Zach (@ZCalcio) 7 December 2017
This is disgusting to be honest. Find it hard to name 5 better footballers than Hazard let alone 18. Griezmann will be ranked higher uno. https://t.co/uSmHaG8LAK
— Öliver. (@UtdOliver) 7 December 2017