April 6, 2017
Kante Tips Hazard For PFA Award (Sky Sports)
Kante is backing "different-class" Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard to win the
PFA Player of the Year award.
Kante stands to become the first outfield player to win successive Premier
League titles with different clubs and is Sky Bet's overwhelming favourite
for the annual individual award.
But the France midfielder, signed from Leicester last summer, has
highlighted the contribution of 2015 winner Hazard in helping Chelsea
establish a seven-point lead with eight games to play.
The Belgian's double settled Wednesday night's game against Manchester City
and took him to 13 league goals this season.
And Kante, who cannot vote for a club-mate under PFA rules, told Sky Sports
News HQ: "For me it's easy to say one player from Chelsea. We can all see
what Eden Hazard is doing. He's a different-class player."
Chelsea's players are sticking rigidly to manager Antonio Conte's line that
the title is a long way from being decided, and Kante is no different.
"We still have eight games and we have to win six," he said. "Tottenham are
a good team playing very well, so it's not done and we have to fight.
"Maybe Tottenham and Liverpool are going to come back so we have to focus on
our game and play game-after-game for the title.
"Mathematically we need six wins, so we just need to focus on our way and
win six games as soon as possible for this title."