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End of Year Review | Who is Everton’s Player of The Season?

Everton have had a turbulent season to say the least, from astronomical highs to dismal lows – but who has been Everton’s player, young player and most disappointing player of the season? Who has been the Blues’ most surprising and most improved player – and who scored the best goal?

As the 2018/19 Premier League campaign draws to a close, we thought we’d ignore Liverpool’s record-breaking season some more and choose our players of the season.

Everton’s Player of the Season

 

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Perhaps the easiest award to hand out, Lucas Digne has been the best and most consistent Everton player this season.

Replacing Leighton Baines was never going to be easy, but the Frenchman is seemingly a carbon-copy of what Baines once was. Strikes against Watford, Burnley and Manchester United respectively, have also highlighted his eye for a scorching goal or two.

Combative, defensively sound and lethal from free kicks and corners, Digne has been simply flawless this season, and long may it continue.

Everton’s Young Player of the Season

 

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Richarlison – the man who supposedly ‘spoiled the transfer window’ – is Everton’s young player of the season; he could have also been Everton’s player of the season.

Richarlison had the weight of expectation thrust upon his young shoulders due to the huge transfer fee he commanded, however the 21 year-old – who is currently Everton’s top goalscorer – has proven to be a steal.

Quick, unpredictable and deadly from outside and inside the box, Richarlison is deserving of such an award. Everton fans can be sure to see him beating those pigeon wings much more next season.

Most Improved Player of the Season

Big Mick Keane as he is now known amongst Evertonians, has completed a monumental career turnaround at Goodison Park this season.

Everton’s player of the season may be beyond him, yet Michael Keane is certainly Everton’s most improved player. The 26 year-old has established himself as a key player in Marco Silva’s side, having come unstuck the season prior.

Keane’s performances went relatively unnoticed, yet when we cast our minds back, those vying to play alongside him – namely Zouma and Mina – never came close to usurping him at the heart of Everton’s defence.

As Everton look to appoint a new captain, could big Mick Keane rise to the fore?

Everton’s Most Disappointing Player

 

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Cenk Tosun – where to begin. Granted, the Turkey international hasn’t had an abundance of opportunities to impress this season, but the forward has barely shone when given the chance.

Usurped by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tosun has been mostly awful and average at best – so bad that, when put up for sale in January, no team saw a deal viable for the forward.

Zapped of confidence, Tosun’s long-term future at Goodison Park seems as stationary as his movement and as doubtful as his goalscoring capacity.

Everton’s Most Surprising Player

 

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Kurt Zouma may not be Everton’s player for much longer, but he’s been Everton’s most surprising player this season, that’s for sure.

This was a man don’t forget who was loaned out by Chelsea, relegated at Stoke and faced the prospect of playing second fiddle to a World Cup superstar who had just signed from Barcelona.

Granted, Mina has shown promise; but Keane has looked a man reborn, helped in no small part by Kurt Zouma. The Frenchman seems indispensable when, at times, Everton have looked almost impenetrable.

Goal of the Season

Prior to Everton’s 4-0 victory over Manchester United when Richarlison and Lucas Digne threw their hats into the ring, this was an easy choice. Nevertheless, our minds are made up.

Sigurdsson’s goal against Leicester City from 25 yards, stands out among a field of decent strikes this season.

The Iceland midfielder has scored 14 goals this season, but this thunderbolt is the best of the rest.

So, Everton’s player, young player, most improved player, goal, disappointing and surprising player have been chosen. But do you agree? Head over to our Facebook Page and let us know.

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