EPL: Kante Emerges As MVP, Kane Top Scorer
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante was on Sunday named Player of the Year by the Premier League, adding a third individual accolade to a list of achievements this season that includes winning a second consecutive Premier League title.
The 26-year-old Frenchman, who joined champions Chelsea from last year's title winners Leicester City in July, has already been named Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association and the Professional Footballers Association.
Kante fended off competition from team mates Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta, Tottenham Hotspur trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen, Everton's Romelu Lukaku, and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to win the award.
There was however a befitting reward for Harry Kane who emerged as the top scorer.
Kane grabbed his FIFTH hat-trick of the season to retain the Golden Boot.
The ruthless England striker's treble topped the Premier League’s scoring chart with 29 league goals.
It also took his club total to a stunning 35 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions.
Kane destroyed relegated Hull to become the first Englishman to win back-to-back Golden Boots since Michael Owen’s hat-trick of titles between 1997 and 1999.
The last striker to retain the Boot was Robin Van Persie.