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Thursday 17 August 2017

N'Golo Kante in numbers

N'Golo Kante was named player of the year at the PFA awards
N'Golo Kante was named player of the year at the PFA awards

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante was named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year on Sunday.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the numbers behind the France international's stellar Premier League season.

32million - what it cost Chelsea to sign Kante from champions Leicester - £3m less than Arsenal spent on Granit Xhaka, and roughly a third of Paul Pogba's fee paid by Manchester United.

23 - Premier League wins for Kante this season in 31 appearances - the same number he managed in 37 games for Leicester last term.

110 - tackles made, ranking him second in the Premier League behind Idrissa Gueye.

66 - percentage of successful tackles.

72 - interceptions, the joint seventh most in the league and highest of any Chelsea player.

1,899 - passes completed, the fifth highest in the league.

2,779 - minutes played, the third most of any Chelsea outfield player.

8 - yellow cards - joint most of any Chelsea player with Diego Costa.

0 - red cards.

1 - league goal scored, past Manchester United, who he also netted against in the FA Cup.

1 - he is close to becoming the first player to win back-to-back Premier League titles with different clubs.

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