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24th Apr 2017

This story about N’Golo Kante sums up PFA Player of the Year in every possible way

There's a reason others players love him

Darragh Culhane

He really is quite the athlete.

Last night N’Golo Kanté scooped the PFA Player of the Year award after another impressive season in the Premier League.

Many have put down his work ethic in midfield as crucial to Chelsea’s success this year as they lie four points clear on top of the Premier League table as well as having an FA Cup final to look forward to at the end of May.

Kanté was also in the running for the award last year, only for former teammate Riyad Mahrez to scoop the prize after Leicester’s heroics.

And it was at Leicester that this gem of a story about N’Golo Kanté surfaced.

In his column on Sunday, Daniel Taylor of The Guardian revealed what Kanté thought would be his best option in commuting to work:

“A lot is made of the fact Kanté prefers to drive a Mini rather than operating with the fleet of dream machines that other members of his profession consider essential.

But it turns out that when Kanté first arrived in Leicester he was not even sure he needed any wheels. Kanté, the story goes, reckoned it was possible to run into training every day and had to be persuaded that it wasn’t usually done that way in the Premier League.”

Who needs a car when you have your own engine?