Antonio Conte and N’Golo Kante have been named Manager and Player of the Year at the 2017 London Football Awards.
The pair are each enjoying incredible debut seasons with Chelsea, Kante having arrived as a Premier League champion from Leicester City and Conte after joining us from his position with the Italian national team.
The Italian has taken us 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League, as well as guiding us into the FA Cup quarter-finals.
A huge part of that success has been the performances of Frenchman Kante in central midfield. His non-stop running and ability to efficiently recycle possession have seen him become a key figure in Conte’s preferred 11 and a sure-fire contender for individual end of season awards.
There was also recognition for former Blue Frank Lampard. Our record goalscorer received the Outstanding Contribution to London Football award, having clocked up 211 goals for the Blues as well as winning every available major club honour.
Lampard, 38, began his career across the capital with West Ham United before joining Chelsea in 2001.
The trio were honoured at the third London Football Awards, run in support of the Willow Foundation. They were joined at the Battersea Park venue by Conte’s management team and club officials.