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N'Golo Kante in numbers

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2017.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the numbers behind the France international's stellar Premier League season.

32million - Kante's transfer fee from champions Leicester - £3million less than Arsenal spent on Granit Xhaka and roughly a third of the fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba.

25 - Premier League wins for Kante this season in 33 appearances - two more than he enjoyed in 37 games for Leicester last term.

114 - tackles made, ranking him second in the Premier League behind Idrissa Gueye.

79 - interceptions, the joint-fifth highest in the league and most of any Chelsea player.

2,011 - passes completed, the sixth-highest in the league.

2,959 - minutes played, the third most of any Chelsea outfield player.

9 - yellow cards.

0 - red cards.

1 - league goal scored, against Manchester United - opponents he also scored against in the FA Cup.

1 - he is close to becoming the first player to win back-to-back Premier League titles with different clubs.

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