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Kante is only the sixth central midfielder

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Kante is only the sixth cenKante is only the sixth central midfieldertral midfielder to win the PFA prize, joining Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane, Peter Reid, John Wark and Terry McDermott in the 43-year roll of honour. Chelsea have sky-rocketed with him and Leicester threatened to implode without him. Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has won back-to-back Premier League titles since arriving He helped Leicester to unlikely top flight title last season, before heading to Stamford Bridge.

et there was a time when adulation was hard to come by for Kante, when rejection was the order of the day. During his mid-teenage years, Paris Saint-Germain, Rennes, Lorient and the national Clairefontaine centre all took a look and turned away. Only six years ago, Kante was toiling away in the ninth tier of French football, fearful that the sport might leave him behind.For context.

ante's rise is the equivalent of a 19-year-old from Wisbech Town, of the United Counties Premier Division, climbing nine tiers of English football and pitching up as a title winner. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Chelsea to start Nemanja Matic in FA Cup final with Cesc... Chelsea legend Claude Makelele heaps praise on N'Golo Kante:... Manchester United's big money men Paul Pogba and Henrikh... Eden Hazard takes it easy during Chelsea training as Antonio...

Share this article Share 3.8k shares It is a trajectory that defies sporting logic. 'Absolutely nobody thought he could get to this level,' admits Pierre Ville, the secretary of Jeunesse Sportive de Suresnes, where Kante started aged nine.Kante grew up on the outskirts of Paris after his parents left Mali at the beginning of the 1980s. Suresnes is high up on the slopes of Mont Valerien, blessed with spectacular vantage points overlooking the French capital. The streets are lined with horse chestnut trees, refined boulangeries and expensive charcuteries. Think Wisteria Lane, with immaculate gardens and middle-class housewives parading the walkways with their www.mmogo.com

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