N'Golo Kante: English football's most effective player?

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    • N'Golo Kante has highest win percentage in Premier League
    • Ex-Leicester midfielder repeating success at Chelsea

    (CNN)If death and taxes are life's two certainties, increasingly the likelihood of a football team winning when it fields N'Golo Kante is becoming another given.

    Since the defensive midfielder's move to English football in the summer of 2015, he has tasted near ceaseless success, helping to guide Leicester City to the Premier League title in the spring and his new club Chelsea to the top of the tree at Christmas this season.
      At the time of writing, Leicester and Chelsea have accrued 2.29 points per game between them with the industrious midfielder in the side, compared to just 1.22 points per game without him.
      No current Premier League player to have played 50 matches or more has a higher win percentage than the Frenchman (68.5%), and the contrasting fates of the clubs he has represented only serve to underline his influence.
      Kante may have been snubbed in favor of Riyad Mahrez and Leicester top scorer Jamie Vardy when it came to the division's individual awards for 2015-16, but after the highs of last season, it is their quietly-spoken former teammate who has gone on winning.
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