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Kante and Hazard dominate votes for FWA award

Alli (R) finished third behind Kante (L) and Hazard (C) Credit: PA

N'Golo Kante and Cheslea team-mate Eden Hazard collected more than 65 per cent of the journalists' votes for the Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year award.

France international Kante topped the poll from the 340-strong membership ahead of Hazard - the 2015 winner - with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli in third place.

In total, there was a record number of 17 different players who received votes, including five Chelsea players.

Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert was the only player outside of the Premier League to feature.

FWA FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 2017 - PLAYER VOTES

In alphabetical order: Sergio Aguero (Man City), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Ben Foster (West Brom), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Anthony Knockaert (Brighton), David Luiz (Chelsea), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea)

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