SAVAGE: I’D BE SHOCKED IF THIS PLAYER DOESN’T WIN THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

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We’ve come to that point of the season where everyone starts suggesting who deserves to win the Player of the Year award.

N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard are the two favourites for the award due to the impact they have both had on Chelsea’s dominance in the league this season.

For Robbie Savage, the award just has to go to Kante.

“N’Golo Kante deserves to win Footballer of the Year by a country mile, and it would be a travesty if he didn’t,” Savage told the Mirror.

“Anyone who had lingering doubts about Kante’s influence on Leicester winning the title last year has surely dispelled them after seeing his influence on Chelsea’s procession this season.

“Before Christmas, I was ridiculed on social media for saying we should hand over the trophy to Antonio Conte because Chelsea were not going to be caught.

“Turning into the home straight – I am composing this column from the Cheltenham festival, so please forgive the horse racing analogy – they are no closer to being caught, and for me Kante is the biggest single factor in their march towards the title.

“In the past, Footballer of the Year awards have often gone to players with a ‘wow’ factor – but in 2017, it would be a huge shock if the gongs didn’t go to the best mopping-up act in the world.

“Kante should become the first player to win the Premier League in consecutive seasons with two different clubs – and he has made two defences took almost impenetrable in the process.”

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