French star N’Golo Kante is the hot favourite to be named as the UEFA Midfielder of the Season after Chelsea lifted the UEFA Champions League title last season.
The 30-year-old number six won three straight Man of the Match awards against Real Madrid in two semi-final legs, as well as in the final against Manchester City.
Alongside Kante in the nominations is his teammate Jorginho and Man City star Kevin De Bruyne. UEFA confirmed the list on Friday afternoon.
UEFA confirmed that the decision was based on the tournament’s 32 coaches’ votes, as well 55 international journalists.
Midfielder of the Season nominees:
- N’Golo Kante – Chelsea
- Jorginho – Chelsea
- Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City.
“Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea),” UEFA stated on its website.