Ngolo Kante Wins Premier League Player of The Season Award


Chelsea player, Ngolo Kante has been named the EA SPORTS Player of the Season.

The Chelsea midfielder wins the award after claiming his second Premier League title in a row.

Ngolo Kante has added another award to his coffer as he is named the EA SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2016/17 Season.

Last year, Kante was instrumental to Leicester City surprising title win.

The 26-year-old Chelsea midfielder played a key role in the Chelsea becoming champions for the second time in three seasons.

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The award which was a collation of public votes combined from a panel of experts, Premier League captains as well as fans, saw Kante polling the highest votes.

Ngolo Kante

Speaking after receiving the award, Kante said:

“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.

“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.”

As it stands, Kante is the ninth player to win the Premier League title with two different clubs.

Ngolo Kante Wins Player of the Season Award

He is also the second player to do so in two consecutive seasons, after Mark Schwarzer, with Chelsea in 2014/15 and Leicester in 2015/16.

Kante added:

“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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An eight-man shortlist comprising of players like Arsenal’s Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Kante himself saw him come tops.

This season alone, Kante has won the PFA and the Football Writers Association awards in addition to this EA SPORTS award.

Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte was not left out as he also picked up an aawrd at the London Football Awards.

While Kante received the Player of the year Award, Conte bagged the Manager of the Year Award.