N’Golo Kante says he is not the best player in the Premier League, despite being heavily tipped to win the Player of the Year Award.

As reported by the Mirror, Kante, who speaking to Telefoot, admits that there’re plenty of other players who would deserve the award.

My current form? I am flourishing, but I don’t feel like the best player in the Premier League. There are a lot of good players. A lot of guys would deserve that title on my team.

The unfashionable French midfielder, who has netted just twice, has been influential under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge this season.

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After joining from Leicester City during the summer, Kante looks set to win back-to-back Premier League titles with two different teams.

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points by beating Stoke on Saturday afternoon, thanks to goals from Willian and stand-in captain, Gary Cahill.

It was Kante’s former team-mate Riyad Mahrez who collected the award last season, despite competition from the French midfielder.

It could be a straight race between Kante and Eden Hazard to win the prestigious award this season.