Chelsea star N'Golo Kante named English PFA player of the year

By Kenneth Kabiri

Frenchman N'Golo Kante has bagged the 2017 PFA player of the year award. The 26-year-old has been in super form for Chelsea since

his move from Leicester.

Kante has been a major force for the Stamford Bridge side as they chase a double this season Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been named the men's Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year 2017. The Frenchman beat fellow teammate Eden Hazard and other Premier League top players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hary Kane, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to the prestigious award.

"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," he posted on his official Twitter handle.  

Also on the night and for the second year running, Tottenham's forward, Dele Alli, took home the men's PFA young player of the year award

Birmingham City Ladies' Jess Carter won the Women's PFA young player of the year award, while guest of honour, David Beckham, picked-up the PFA merit award which was however sponsored.

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