Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been voted the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season after securing the most amount of votes from his fellow professionals.
The Frenchman is however on the course to win a second successive Premier League title after also being part of the Leicester side which upset the odds last season.
He saw off competition from five other players shortlisted with him which includes his Chelsea teammate, Eden Hazard (won the award in 2015), Tottenham's Harry Kane, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.
“To be chosen by the players to be player of the year means a lot to me.
“It means the world to be chosen and it's been two beautiful seasons, one with Leicester, and we are in good form with Chelsea. To be player of the year, it's a great honour,” Kante said when he was presented with the award at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday evening.
On his move from Leicester to Stamford Bridge, Kante continued: “It's a different type of playing, but with the manager, with the players, everything is easy, because we work a lot to be good in the games. It's working very well.”
We say congratulations to him.