Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has won the 2016-17 Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year Award.

Kante, who has been a lynchpin in the Chelsea side that is bidding to win the double this season, won the vote from his fellow players ahead of teammate

Eden Hazard, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku

“It’s a huge honour to be chosen by the other players. It’s the biggest honour to get this award,” Kante said.

Meanwhile, Tottenham’s Dele Alli won the young player prize for the second successive year.

Elsewhere on the night, Lucy Bronze from Manchester City won the Women’s Player of the Year award, while Birmingham City’s Jess Carter scooped the Women’s Young Player of the Year award.

The ceremony also honoured David Beckham, who received the PFA’s Merit award for his contribution to the game, and former England women’s captain Kelly Smith – England’s first woman professional footballer – who received the PFA Special Achievement award.

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