Bookies move Robert Lewandowski ahead of Lionel Messi in the race for the Ballon d’Or
The Ballon d’Or returns later this month with the bookmakers predicting a new name to take home the coveted award.
Is it time for Robert Lewandowski to get justice?
Last year, the Pole looked nailed on to win the award after scoring 55 goals in 47 games during Bayern Munich's treble-winning campaign.
If that wasn't enough, Lewy marked his 100th Champions League appearance by bagging a hat-trick against Benfica last Tuesday. The goals made him this season's top scorer in the competition with eight, while his total goal haul in Europe is now 81 - the same amount as Tottenham Hotspur.
The one thing which could set him back, however, was a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign. Poland failed to get out of their group, finishing bottom with two points to their name.
Lionel Messi has endured a roller-coaster year, but does he deserve to claim his seventh Ballon d'Or?
The player has recently been overtaken by Robert Lewandowski in the betting market after a slow start to life at Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi has scored three goals in eight appearances for the Parisians, including an effort against Manchester City in the Champions League. However, those highs have also been met by lows such as being subbed at half-time against Lille OSC last weekend.
Despite this, his time at Barcelona earlier in the year will also be taken into consideration.
During the summer, the forward picked up his first major international honour as Argentina ended a 28-year Copa America drought.
With only a month until the award is handed out, Salah seems to be hitting form at just the right time of year.
After bagging a hat-trick against old rivals Manchester United in Liverpool's recent 5-0 win, Salah has seen his Ballon d'Or odds cut from 16/1 to 14/1.
In ten Premier League starts this season, he has averaged a goal-a-game having found the net on 10 occasions.
Overall, Salah has 29 goals and eight assists in 2021, with 15 of his goals coming in this current season.
Jorginho's first major success of the year came with Chelsea as the Italian helped the Blues to only their second Champions League trophy.
After playing in every minute of the knockout stages, bar a game against Atletico Madrid when he was suspended, the midfielder produced an outstanding performance in the final against Manchester City.
A couple of months later, Jorginho featured in every game of Italy's Euro 2020 winning campaign.
After a hit and miss year for Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward has been priced at 40/1 to win what would be his sixth Ballon d'Or.
Ronaldo ended the previous season as Serie A's top scorer with 29 to his name. Despite that impressive haul, his Juventus side only managed a fourth-placed finish.
What's more, Juve bowed out of the Champions League in the round of 16 following a defeat to FC Porto.
If that wasn't enough, he also broke the international scoring record, overtaking Ali Daei with 113 goals.