Gary Neville opens up about Chelsea star: His influence has been huge

Gary Neville explains why he is such a big fan of Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has picked N’Golo Kante as his player of the season following the midfielder’s sparkling displays for Chelsea this term.

Kante has earned plenty of praise for his performances for the Blues this term following his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Leicester City last summer.

The French midfielder’s performances have not gone unnoticed after he was voted as the PFA player of the year following his impressive performances for Chelsea this season.

Kante played a big role in helping Chelsea win the title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge.

And former Manchester United defender Neville has explained why he is such a big admirer of the midfielder.

Neville said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “I’ve gone for Kante [as my player of the season].

“He is a huge influence on this team. The Chelsea players realise the job he has done this season.”

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Kante will be hoping to help Chelsea – who finished 10th last term – win a domestic double this season when they take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley at the end of the month.

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