Belfast Telegraph

N'Golo Kante in numbers

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante was named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year on Sunday.

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

32million - what it cost Chelsea to sign Kante from champions Leicester - £3m less than Arsenal spent on Granit Xhaka, and roughly a third of Paul Pogba's fee paid by Manchester United.

23 - Premier League wins for Kante this season in 31 appearances - the same number he managed in 37 games for Leicester last term.

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

66 - percentage of successful tackles.

72 - interceptions, the joint seventh most in the league and highest of any Chelsea player.

1,899 - passes completed, the fifth highest in the league.

2,779 - minutes played, the third most of any Chelsea outfield player.

8 - yellow cards - joint most of any Chelsea player with Diego Costa.

0 - red cards.

1 - league goal scored, past Manchester United, who he also netted 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.


From Belfast Telegraph