The Season of N’Golo Kanté keeps rolling along, with another award heading the Chelsea midfielder’s way, this time from his home nation of France where he was voted the French Player of the Year in the annual UNFP Trophies gala.
Awarded to the best French player regardless of which league he’s playing in — they have a separate award for Ligue 1 Player of the Year, which was won by Edinson Cavani.
Kanté was one of four nominees alongside soon-to-be most expensive player of all time Antoine Griezmann, Karim “keeping Álvaro Morata unhappy and on the Chelsea radar” Benzema, and new hotness Ousmane Dembélé.
One notable absentee on that list of nominees is Paul Pogba, which is a worthy note for purely trollish purposes.
In any case, with Kanté now being recognized not just in England but on the Continent as well, surely a Ballon d’Or isn’t too far behind? Right, your highness?