Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has added another feather to his cap of accolades.

He has been named as the Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association (FWA).

This is the latest in the long list of accolades for the French international who also was voted as the PFA Player of the Year award.

Kante, who joined leaders Chelsea from champions Leicester City in July, is on course to win consecutive Premier League titles.

He came out on top of 17 players that received votes, including five of his Chelsea teammates.

"It is a fantastic honour to win this award," Kante told the FWA website. (

"With so many great players in this Chelsea squad and in the Premier League, for the Football Writers' Association to name me their Footballer of the Year is a very proud moment in my career." he added.

Kante is the fourth Chelsea player to be voted FWA Footballer of the Year in the 69-year history of the award, joining Gianfranco Zola in 1997, Frank Lampard in 2005 and Hazard who won in 2015.