Frank Lampard has received the ultimate compliment from the unlikeliest of sources.
The Ballon d’Or award has been dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the past decade. The last time that someone other than the duo won the award dates back to 2007, when former AC Milan and Brazil star Kaka managed to pick it up during his heyday at the San Siro.
The Best FIFA Football Awards were held on Monday night where the governing body of football determines which players warrant a place in the FIFPro World XI and which player has been the best in the world over the last 12 months.
New Chelsea signing Mateo Kovacic has admitted he sought advice from Luka Modric, who played for Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder, regarding the England top-flight as well as life in London.