Kante was a key member of the Leicester side that stormed to the Premier League title in the 2015/16 campaign before the 26-year-old expressed a desire to sign for Chelsea as Antonio Conte sought to strengthen his midfield options.
N'Golo Kante insists he was not even the best player at Chelsea after he was presented with the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award.
The Blues won the Premier League title for this season, with Kante winning it back-to-back and adding that to his FWA Player of the Year award and PFA award.
Kante admitted trying to defend the league crown while participating in the Champions League next season will be tough but said the Chelsea team are still eyeing every trophy they can possibly win next term.
'Next season will be a new challenge because we are going to try to keep the title, to win the two cups [FA Cup and EFL Cup] and also we'll have the Champions League, ' Kante said. He was doing very well when he was in Italy, and to come here and win the league is good for him, good for the club, good for us. "It's a new challenge for everyone". Instead, Kanté paid tribute to his teammates and to his head coach.
"It is special because I couldn't even say I am the best player, but it's very special and a great honour", said Kante, who fought off competition from his team-mate Eden Hazard and Tottenham forward Dele Alli - voted second and third respectively in the poll of journalists. "Since I joined Chelsea he puts a winning mentality on everyone. Five years ago I wasn't even professional so to receive this kind of award means I am the kind of player I can not even imagine being here".
"The hard work, the important little details, he's a victor".