Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was yesterday named in the six-man shortlist for PFA Player of the Year.
Ex-Arsenal player Martin Keown believes Kante should win the award.
“Kante is now the benchmark for central midfielders,” Keown told Daily Mail.
“He is like an extra player in the way he makes sure his team isn’t outnumbered in every area of the pitch.
“Just look at the ground he covers.
“Chelsea versus Tottenham is a mouthwatering FA Cup semi-final but Kante means Spurs will effectively have to face 12 men.
“Kante is my choice for Player of the Year.”