Chelsea star, Eden Hazard’s exclusion from the just released 2015/2016 Ballon d’Or shortlist raised a lot of eyebrows. Apparently, the Belgian’s strings of underwhelming performances last season was the chief reason his name was shockingly omitted from the list.

The 25 year-old has improved greatly under the new manager, Antonio Conte and has already matched his Premier League goal tally from last season.

“If there was only one put forward, it would probably be him. Seeing Eden Hazard away from this list can be an anomaly. There is nothing in view of the insipid performances of the Belgian during most of 2016. After 22nd place in 2013, 21st in 2014 and a very nice eighth position last year, Hazard restarts from zero.” France Football explained.