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Chelsea’s Kante crowned PFA Player of the Year



Chelsea's Kante crowned PFA Player of the Year

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has won the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year award for 2016/17 season.

Kante, who joined the Blues this season, was key to Leicester’s surprise Premier League win last year and is on the verge of becoming the first player to win successive titles with different clubs if Chelsea lift the trophy.

The France international has missed only one game so far this season with the Blues, through suspension, and has played a key role in their surge to the top of the league.

The 26-year old beat team-mate Eden Hazard, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the vote by his fellow players.

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Kante was presented with the award at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday evening.

Also, Tottenham’s Dele Alli won the young player prize – an award he also received last year; while Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze won the Women’s Player of the Year award.

Birmingham’s Jess Carter was named Women’s Young Player of the Year.

Also at the ceremony, England and Manchester United legend, David Beckham, received the PFA’s Merit award for his contribution to football.

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