The accolades continue to pour in for Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, as he has been named the Premier League Player of the Season.
This comes after Kante, 26, scooped the prestigious PFA and Football Writers’ individual awards following a massive first season for the Blues.
The France star who switched from deposed champions Leicester City last summer, becomes only the second player to win the title in successive seasons with two different clubs.
He edged out Blues teammates Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta to the EA Sports prize, alongside top Premier League stars including leading scorer Harry Kane, Young Player of the Year, Dele Alli, and Arsenal’s star Alexis Sanchez.
“It’s a huge honour to be named player of the year by such big names in football and I want to thank everyone who voted for me,” Kante said.
“I work hard in training, I try to give my best and I work with so many very good players; that’s why we won the league two times.”
The self-effacing, tough-tackling midfielder fondly remembers the performance against Everton at Stanford Bridge, and of course, his goal in the 4-0 rout of Manchester United, Evening Standard writes.
“We played many good games but we won 5-0 against Everton, which was a very beautiful game, and also my goal against Manchester United [in a 4-0 win]; it is always good to score and I am happy for these two games.”
Kante and the rest of the Chelsea squad can cap an incredible campaign with victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup final Saturday.