Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante.

This was before the the game at Goodison earlier today. Schneiderlin said: “I voted for N’Golo (for the PFA Player of the Year). You might think it is because I am French, but no.

“The thing he does best is read the game, making tackles and intercepting passes. He gets up and down and gives good stability to the players in front of him, such as ­Hazard, Costa, ­Willian, and offers protection to the players at the back.

“The first time I met him was with the French squad. “He is very shy and doesn’t talk a lot.

He does his talking on the pitch. N’Golo is someone who runs and runs, who gets the ball back, who plays simple, good passes. All teams need players like that.