Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante continues to count his blessings by winning another individual trophy as he was today voted the 2017 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
Kante is on the verge of becoming the first player to win the Premier League title with two different clubs in successive seasons. The diminutive midfielder was part of Leicester City fairy tale triump last season and has become to a lynchpin in the midle of the park for the blues this term.
The FWA gong; football’s oldest individual award completes an outstanding double for the 26-year-old Frenchman, after his dynamic displays in midfield landed him this year’s prestigious PFA Player of the Year award, which is voted for by his fellow professionals.
FWA Chairman Patrick Barclay added: ‘N’Golo Kante could not be a more deserving winner of English football’s most prestigious individual award.
‘In the view of some FWA members, he would have been a worthy recipient last season for his contribution to Leicester’s title success, but the almost unbroken excellent form of Chelsea since he changed clubs has left little room for further debate.
‘Considering the competition of Eden Hazard and other players from Chelsea in particular, this is a great achievement.’