 Kante wins London Player of the Year award

N’golo Kante, Chelsea’s summer signing from champions Leicester City has claimed the London Player of the year award ahead of the likes of Dele Alli, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Rose and Blues team-mate Diego Costa.

Kante proved to be one of the stand-out performers in Leicester’s remarkable title triumph in 2015-16 and has been similarly effective since moving to Stamford Bridge.

Conte has guided Chelsea to 20 league wins from 26 matches thus far this season, with the west Londoners 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham and closing in on the title. Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has won the London Young Player of the Year award.

The England international saw off competition from Arsenal duo Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi, with Ademola Lookman and Ryan Sessegnon also nominated.

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