Who to succeed Robert Lewandowski in 2021? N’Golo Kanté, winner of the Champions League with Chelsea last May, was named this Thursday for the title of European player of the year. The international midfielder is on a three-name list, alongside his Italian Blues teammate Jorginho and Manchester City’s Belgian Kevin de Bruyne.
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After Franck Ribéry in 2013, Kanté could be the second Frenchman in history to be awarded this prize. Among the main architects of the Blues’ coronation in Europe, he was notably named man of the match during the two meetings of the semi-final but also of the clash during the last march won against Manchester City (0-1). Nevertheless, the course of the Blues at the Euro and the elimination against Switzerland in the round of 16 could serve him in the quest for this new trophy …