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Kante says he's not Chelsea's best player after winning FWA award

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has humbly admitted that he was not the best player for the league champions this season.

The 26-year-old, who picked up 34 league appearances in his debut season with the Blues, was presented Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award.

"It's special because I couldn't even say I'm the best player but it's very special and a great honour," Kante said at the ceremony.

"It's not only me. I owe so much to my team-mates because we have achieved so much together this season and we still have the FA Cup.

"It is very special, a few years ago I was playing in the French lower divisions. Five years ago I wasn't even professional so to receive this kind of award means I am the kind of player I cannot even imagine being here."

Vyom Chaudhary
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