Midfielder N’Golo Kanté has been voted the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for the 2016-17 season. The Frenchman and Chelsea player could soon win the Premier League title for the second year running (after Leicester’s surprise victory last year).
If Chelsea do manage to see off Tottenham, he will be the first player to win two successive Premier League titles with different clubs.
Always humble, Kante tweeted after winning the massive trophy: ‘So proud for such a honour! So amazing. As I always said, it’s a team work: thx to my teammates, @ChelseaFC members and all the fans.’
— N'Golo Kanté (@nglkante) April 23, 2017
Last year, another Leicester City player, Riyad Mahrez won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award. Kante was in the stands to watch his old club’s victory over Sevilla in the Champions League on March 14, and went into the dressing room after the game to congratulate his former team mates.