Stats Zone Premier League Player of 2015/16: N’Golo Kante

Stats Zone Player of the Season N’Golo Kante only started to receive serious plaudits midway through the campaign, long after Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez’s quality had been noted. But there’s a good reason – the Frenchman, amazingly, only started one of Leicester’s first five games of the season.

Signed from Caen shortly before the start of the campaign, Kante was gradually eased into first-team action. Andy King and Gokhan Inler were used in his position, and the Frenchman was initially afforded opportunities at the top of a midfield trio, or on the left.

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