Sunday 22 October 2017

N'Golo Kante in numbers

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante has enjoyed an outstanding season
Chelsea's N'Golo Kante has enjoyed an outstanding season

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2017.

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

32million - Kante's transfer fee from champions Leicester - £3million less than Arsenal spent on Granit Xhaka and roughly a third of the fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba.

25 - Premier League wins for Kante this season in 33 appearances - two more than he enjoyed in 37 games for Leicester last term.

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

79 - interceptions, the joint-fifth highest in the league and most of any Chelsea player.

2,011 - passes completed, the sixth-highest in the league.

2,959 - minutes played, the third most of any Chelsea outfield player.

9 - yellow cards.

0 - red cards.

1 - league goal scored, against Manchester United - opponents he also scored 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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