Long time leaders Chelsea finally secured the Premier League title last night with a 1-0 win away at West Brom.
There are no weaknesses in this Chelsea side but much of the plaudits have been levelled towards midfield powerhouse N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman was named Premier League Player Of The Year at the PFA awards ceremony last month.
In winning the title, Kante becomes the first outfield player to win back to back Premier League Titles for different clubs. Kante joins an elite list of now 9 players to have won the Premier League for two different clubs.
First man to achieve the feat as part of Jack Walkers Blackburn revolution in 94/95, later winning the title twice for Manchester United, including the treble winning season of 1999
He’s played for so many Premier League sides this one may not be a surprise, but there was over a decade between his league triumph as a teenager for Arsenal in 97/98 and as a 30 year old for Ancelotti’s Chelsea in 2010
Ashley Cole won two titles for Arsenal just after the turn of the century and added to the collection in 2010 following his acrimonious departure to Chelsea
Not just a good chant, he was one of the Arsenal invincibles in 2003/4, he then went on to win the title on the last day of the season in 2012 for Manchester City.
Kolo so nearly became the first and only man to win with three different clubs as part of Liverpool side that fell away in the final 3 games of 2013/14.
Probably one of the more surprising members of the club, but Gael Clichy has quietly picked up 3 League titles over the course of a decade. At Arsenal in 2004, he later became one of five players to switch North London for Eastlands in the following few years. He won two titles for Manchester City in 11/12 & 13/14.
Probably the most controversial of the club having won the title for both Manchester Rivals. Tevez first won the league twice consecutively for Manchester United in 2007/08 & 08/09. Then, he was welcomed to Manchester and helped himself to a league title for the blue half of the city in 11/12.
Huth was one of the experienced heads at the heart of Leicesters triumph in 15/16, and much of that experience was developed a decade earlier when he was part of Mourinho’s Chelsea squads that won the league in 04/05 & 05/06.
Kante may be the first outfield player to do it, but Aussie Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer was in the Chelsea squad in 14/15 and the amazing Leicester squad of 15/16. He didn’t play a single minute of either league campaign though.
Should he be part of the club? Well, it’s tough for a reserve goalie to get a game, never mind a 3rd keeper. And all those long kicks back to the number one keeper on training have got to add up to something right?
Absolute machine, deserved Player of the Year, and back to back premier league winner.