Shaun Wright-Phillips: Chelsea star should win PFA award ahead of Eden Hazard

Shaun Wright-Philipps feels that N'Golo Kante would be a worthy winner of the PFA player of the year award this season

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Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante Photo: N'Golo Kante / Instagram

Shaun Wright-Philipps believes that N’Golo Kante should win the PFA player of the year award ahead of Eden Hazard – but admits the Belgian is the favourite for the prize.

Kante has earned plenty of praise for his strong performances for Chelsea so far this season since his arrival at the club from Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

His fine displays for Antonio Conte’s men have helped Chelsea to build a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League table as they chase a domestic double in the Italian’s first season at the club.

Kante has been named on the shortlist for the PFA player of the year prize along with his Chelsea team-mate Hazard.

And although former Manchester City star Wright-Phillips reckons Hazard will win the prize, he feels Kante would definitely scoop it if he scored more goals.

Wright-Philipps told 888sport: “Hazard is an unbelievable player but Kante has been outstanding this year.

“If he [Kante] scored goals the PFA award would be given to him hands down but because he’s more defensive does he get it?”

Kante and Hazard will both be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues take on Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday.

Read the full 888sport interview with Shaun Wright-Phillips, including his thoughts on why there is still more to come from Pep Guardiola and Man City.

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