The Blues star has won his third individual award of the season to cap a superb campaign with Antonio Conte’s champions
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a superb first year at Stamford Bridge and has already been awarded the PFA and Football Writers’ Association prizes for his performances.
Kante won the most combined votes from a panel of experts, captains of Premier League clubs and a public ballot.
He beat fellow nominees Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to the prize.
“I work hard in training, I try to give my best and I work with so many very good players; that’s why we won the league two times.