Kante named English Premier League's Player of the Year

Ruben Hill
May 22, 2017

At long last, the final day of the Premier League season comes Sunday, and it's first versus 20th as league champions Chelsea host relegated Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

"We all have to thank Roman Abramovich".

It's been a long season for the Blues, who overcame a hard start to romp to the title and Conte spoke of the importance of his first title in England, adding "it is important to celebrate because this title is a great win, for me, for the players, for the club and for our fans".

Despite the club's extraordinary turnaround under the Italian, having finished the 2015-16 season in tenth place, high-profile members of the first-team continue to be linked with moves away.

Terry, 22 years at the club and 13 as captain, started the final league game of the season and wept as fans sang his name after unfurling banners describing him as "captain, leader, legend".

So, it does travel when the Chelsea boss sounds certain that John Terry has all the attributes to be a "good manager", as he also described him as "one of the best defenders in the world".

"We had to find the best solution to celebrate and make all the supporters involved".

The west London side's subsequent league haul under Carlo Ancelotti in the 2009/10 campaign saw Chelsea secure the title with 27 wins, five draws and six defeats.

Javier Manquillo had put the home side ahead in the 3rd minute before Willian equalised for Chelsea in the 12th.

The third Chelsea goal was a gift.

In total he made over 700 appearances for the club and is widely regarded to be one of the greatest centre-backs in Premier League history. Not bad for Antonio Conte's first season.

Captain John Terry, who has led the club to countless honours, will bow out on Sunday and bring a two-decade spell at the Bridge to an end.

The Black Cats were also the opponents when Terry lifted the Premier League trophy two years ago, after he played every minute of all 38 games.

"We found the right suit for these players".

This game will be more party than competition.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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