Kante awarded Premier League Player of the Season

Date published: Sunday 21st May 2017 11:49

Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has scooped yet another accolade after a superb first season with the Champions.

The midfielder has been named the Premier League Player of the Season, amassing a third individual award in the process.

Kante has already been name the PFA and Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year for his exploits.

The winner was selected through combined votes from a panel of experts, captains of Premier League clubs and a public ballot.

The 26-year-old beat Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to the award.

“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 told the Premier League’s official website.

“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.

“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.”

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