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N’Golo Kanté named to EA Sports’ Team of the Year

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The best of the best.

N’Golo Kanté is blue! It’s not only the the color of the shirt he wears, but now it’s the color of his FIFA Ultimate Team card. The Chelsea midfielder was named to EA Sports’ Team of the Year on Tuesday.

This signifies that a respected organization, recognized worldwide, believes that Kanté was one of the best 11 players in the entire world for 2017. While he may not have gotten a place in the FIFPro World XI due to some legacy preferential treatment (Hi, Iniesta), he gets the acknowledgement he deserves from EA.

With his place in the team comes a new special item inside FIFA 18’s Ultimate Team game mode. A very rare blue Team of the Year card is now available in packs or on the transfer market. These items have their stats and attributes boosted to ludicrous levels, making them extremely desirable to those who play the game.

It may just be a video game, but it’s pretty cool to see N’Golo get the recognition he deserves for being one of the best footballers (and best defensive midfielder) on the planet.