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Victor Moses speaks on Kante winning PFA Player of the Year

Victor Moses speaks on Kante winning PFA Player of the Year

French midfielder N'Golo Kante was announced as the PFA Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in central London last night.

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic finished third behind the Chelsea duo of Kante and Hazard, followed by Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, Everton's Romelu Lukaku, and Tottenham's Harry Kane.

His form at Tottenham has helped the 21-year-old to also become a prominent figure on the worldwide stage with England, forming a fine partnership for both club and country with Harry Kane, who was also nominated for the main award. I don't think it's a coincidence that Leicester ended up scrapping for their lives at the wrong end of the table, while Chelsea emerged from the mid-tables blues to become the favourites to win this year's honours.

■ 23 - Premier League wins for Kante this season in 31 appearances, the same number he managed in 37 games for Leicester last term. It is extraordinary that a holding midfielder has won this award - the first outwardly defensive player since Paul McGrath in 1992-93 - but that is exactly what Kante is: extraordinary, in the most unextraordinary of ways.

And Hazard, who won the PFA player of the year award in the 2014-15 season, says Kante is fully deserving of the trophy.

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Kante was the revelation of the league past year in Leicester's midfield, but his impact hasn't diminished one bit in a new shirt.

Speaking earlier this season, BBC pundit Phil Neville described Kante as "the one who has knitted this Chelsea team together". I think he's a better player, he's showing better stats and in my opinion yes, he deserves it.

"It's a different style of playing, but with this manager and players everything is easy". The tireless midfielder, 26, has been central to Chelsea's surge to the Premier League summit.

"But if you trust in an idea of football and you trust in the team, it's important to have a squad with good balance, with talent, but also with people like N'Golo - very strong to win the ball, to fight and work hard for the team".

As the primary tackler in Chelsea's midfield, it's no surprise that Kante has earned more yellow cards (eight) in the Premier League than any other Chelsea player except combative striker Diego Costa.

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He has the strength to get spots on the floor. "The thing that really takes us to a unique place is he's such a willing passer". The Clippers have not scored 115 on the Jazz this season even once, let alone averaged that against a Rudy Gobert Jazz squad.

"Even if I actually did have time, I always thought he might be there, so I would rush things a bit".

N'Golo Kante has made the PFA Team of the Year for the second year in a row. It's important to play our game and enjoy it. We will see for the future, we are confident in him and, for me, he can look to getting in the selection with Spain, for example.

Former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham was given the PFA's Merit award for his services to the game.

He has a modest record of one Premier League goal this season. Goals are the most visible component of what wins games.

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