Thierry Henry: This Chelsea star should win player of the year (not Eden Hazard)

Thierry Henry says N'Golo Kante should be the PFA player of the year following his sparkling performances for Chelsea

Thierry Henry believes that N’Golo Kante should be the leading contender to win the PFA player of the year award this season – ahead of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

The French midfielder has been in superb form for the west London club this season and has earned plenty of praise for his performances since arriving from Leicester in the summer transfer window.

Kante earned plenty of new admirers for his brilliant displays for Leicester City last season as he helped the Foxes win the Premier League title.

The midfielder has continued his fine form for the Blues this season and has been a regular fixture in Antonio Conte’s first team to help Chelsea build a nine-point lead at the top of the table.

And Henry feels that his compatriot has been the Blues’ standout player so far this season, ahead of Costa and Hazard.

Henry told The Sun: “Eden Hazard and Diego Costa will be on the tip of a lot people’s pens but so too should N’Golo.

“It’s never usually his type of player who wins these awards.

“People pay to see Costa rattle them home or Hazard score goals like he did against Arsenal.

“Usually your Kante-type player goes relatively unnoticed. They are only missed when they’re not there.

“But Kante is so special, you do notice him. It’s an art to sense danger, to tackle, to intercept.”

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Chelsea are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after their 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.

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