Alli's pride at being named PFA Young Footballer of the Year

Should Chelsea hold off the challenge of Tottenham in the title race, Kante will become the first player to win successive Premier League titles with different clubs. Last season was very attractive.

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante and Spurs midfielder Dele Alli have scooped the PFA's top two awards of the season.

Kante topped a short list that included Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, and Romelu Lukaku, but was he deserving of his award?

The PFA Player of the Year award given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year in English football, which is voted for by his fellow peers. Mark Schwarzer did it the other way around with Chelsea and then Leicester last season, but his win with the Foxes doesn't officially count as he didn't qualify for a medal after making no appearances.

Chelsea spent over £100 million in the summer transfer market and Kante was their second signing of the summer, as they brought him in for £32 million from Leicester City.

"He shows great ability to win the ball and also I think he has improved a lot with the ball". Even though Chelsea's squad is filled with world-class players, Kante stands out every match.

"We had to bounce back after our defeat in Manchester and we played a very good game against Tottenham, it was my first time playing at Wembley".

"He works for the team and just runs non-stop - he's got something every player would like to have".

After Chelsea's 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham, Hazard had jokingly said he would not disappointed if he didn't win. "When you try and build a team, you need a mix of talent, with people who work so hard and try and improve, to find the right mix".

"The best team in the Premier League is the one with the most consistency and, for the moment, that is Chelsea".



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