The Sky Sports analyst Jamie Redknapp has given his vote to select the best player of 2016 in the Premier League, and it’s the one who has featured on the field for two clubs in the span of one year.
He is the French international N’Golo Kante. The former Premier League winning midfielder has won the title during his spell at Leicester City. Afterwards, the midfielder has switched to The Blues in the Summer transfer window and he has been proved to be an integrated influential part of Antonio Conte’s starting XI.
According to Redknapp, Leicester City’s rise from the relegation fighters to the champions of England and the massive improved Chelsea’s performance compared to the last season, the impact of the hardworking midfielder is very crucial. As the Sky Sports pundit has mentioned the Frenchman as “Superstar”.
“It is quite an easy one this – N’Golo Kante – his performances at Leicester last season were just phenomenal”, said the former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder in an interview.
Redknapp has praised his ability to take too much workload on the field. He has also mentioned the player’s energy and stamina to cover the ground.
“I have never seen a player cover so much ground and work so hard for his team, never waste a ball, and play with so much energy”, Redknapp added.
The Sky Sports analyst has remarked the Premier League winner midfielder as the key to Chelsea’s success this year. As the former midfielder mentioned, “You can see the impact he is now having at Chelsea – he has had some 2016. He did not cost that much money either, but what a player. A superstar”
In spite of winning the Premier League with impressive performance for his former team Leicester City, the hardworking midfielder was always underrated because of the emergence of the superstars Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. But since he has joined the blue side of the West London, the midfielder has been proving his worth in Conte’s team so far in this season as the midfielder seems to be a backup and support to Chelsea’s 3 men defence.